The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Goethe
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"The Sorrows of Young Werther" is the 1774 epistolary novel by Johann Goethe. A loosely autobiographical novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther" tells the story of its title character, an artist with a highly sensitive and passionate temperament who falls in love with Lotte, a beautiful young girl who is promised to another in the fictional village of Wahlheim. A classic and tragic love story, "The Sorrows of Young Werther" established Goethe as an international literary celebrity and heavily influenced later Romantic works.

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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1749-1832) was a novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, and scientist. He wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was just twenty-four. His enduring dramatic poem "Faust" took fifty-seven years to write and was published in its entirety only after Goethe's death at eighty-three.BURTON PIKE is professor emeritus of comparative literature at CUNY Graduate Center. A leading critic, scholar, and translator of German literature, he has written and edited books on Robert Musil, Thomas Mann, and many others, and was the editor and co-translator of Musil's The Man With-out Qualities.From the Hardcover edition.
Published February 17, 2004 by Modern Library. 188 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Romance. Fiction
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