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The Sorrows of Young Werther

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The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The Sorrows of Young Werther is a loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. It was Goethe's first major success, turning him from an unknown into a celebrated author practically overnight. --- The majority of the novel is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a highly sensitive and passionate temperament, and sent to his friend Wilhelm. In these letters, Werther gives a very intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim (based on the town of Garbenheim, near Wetzlar), where he meets and falls in love with Lotte, a beautiful young girl who is taking care of her siblings following the death of their mother. Lotte is, however, already engaged to a man named Albert. Despite the pain this causes Werther, he spends the next few months cultivating a close friendship with both of them. Every day serves as a torturing reminder that Lotte will never be able to requite his love...*
Release date Australia
August 15th, 2006
Contributors
Edited by Nathen Haskell Dole Translated by R. D. Boylan
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
MONDIAL
Pages
104
Dimensions
140x216x6
ISBN-13
9781595690456
Product ID
1929318

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