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EDAF, Feb 1, 1997 - Literary Collections - 192 pages
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Werther es un joven alemán que marcha lejos de su hogar llorando la separación de una amiga y conoce a Carlota, una mujer de la queda profundamente enamorado nada más conocerla. El problema principal con el que se encuentra el protagonista es que Carlota está comprometida con Alberto, quien se encuentra lejos de su casa. Conforme va pasando el tiempo, Werther y Carlota van haciéndose inseparables y nace entre ellos una profunda relación (amistosa para ella, de amor para él). Sin embargo, al fin llega el día en que Alberto regresa a casa para casarse con Carlota. Es entonces cuando Werther siente la desolación y la angustia que le provoca el ver como la mujer a la que ama va a casarse con un hombre que no la merece tanto como él. El libro está escrito en forma de diario y de cartas que Werther dirige a su hermano Guillermo y, en ocasiones, a su amada Carlota, contándoles todas las cosas que le van sucediendo y todos los sentimientos que va experimentando.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main. He was greatly influenced by his mother, who encouraged his literary aspirations. After troubles at school, he was taught at home and gained an exceptionally wide education. At the age of 16, Goethe began to study law at Leipzig University from 1765 to 1768, and he also studied drawing with Adam Oeser. After a period of illness, he resumed his studies in Strasbourg from 1770 to 1771. Goethe practiced law in Frankfurt for two years and in Wetzlar for a year. He contributed to the Frankfurter Gelehrte Anzeigen from 1772 to 1773, and in 1774 he published his first novel, self-revelatory Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers. In 1775 he was welcomed by Duke Karl August into the small court of Weimar, where he worked in several governmental offices. He was a council member and member of the war commission, director of roads and services, and managed the financial affairs of the court. Goethe was released from day-to-day governmental duties to concentrate on writing, although he was still general supervisor for arts and sciences, and director of the court theatres. In the 1790s Goethe contributed to Friedrich von Schiller ́s journal Die Horen, published Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and continued his writings on the ideals of arts and literature in his own journal, Propyläen. The first part of his masterwork, Faust, appeared in 1808, and the second part in 1832. Goethe had worked for most of his life on this drama, and was based on Christopher Marlowe's Faust. From 1791 to 1817, Goethe was the director of the court theatres. He advised Duke Carl August on mining and Jena University, which for a short time attracted the most prominent figures in German philosophy. He edited Kunst and Altertum and Zur Naturwissenschaft. Goethe died in Weimar on March 22, 1832. He and Duke Schiller are buried together, in a mausoleum in the ducal cemetery.