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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The quintessential romantic novel, it could easily be mistaken for a handbook on how to express your most intimate feelings as far as the things of the heart are concerned. However it's the ... Read full review

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What a thing is the heart of man! - Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther In The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe opens a window into the soul of his young protagonist, allowing the ... 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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