The Sorrows of Young Werther

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Penguin, 1989 - Fiction - 144 pages
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The story of a young man driven to suicide by an unhappy love affair, "The Sorrows of Young Werther" is the first great tragic novel of Eurpean literature.
 

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

A fantastic character study, a bit slow in places but ultimately a quick read. Always been a big fan of German literature (Nietzsche, Kafka, Hesse, Goethe). Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

Obsession, elation, depression, murder, rustic scenes, distance-blurred mountains and wind-swept moors, despair and suicide. A compelling psychological novel. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
21
BOOK ONE
25
BOOK TWO
73
THE EDITOR TO THE READER
106
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born in Frankfurt in 1749. He is best remembered for his great works The Sorrows of Young Werther and Faust, and his part in the 18th century 'Sturm and Drang' movement. He died in 1832. Michael Hulse is an acclaimed literary German translator.

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