The Sufferings of Young Werther

The Sufferings of Young Werther
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0393079384


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"Stanley Corngold's translation is a triumph. This is a glorious achievement, a Werther for the ages."--Christopher Prendergast

The New Southern Gentleman

The New Southern Gentleman
Author: Jim Booth
Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2002
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780972178600


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"Daniel Randolph Deal is a Southern aristocrat, having the required bloodline, but little of the nobility. A man resistant to the folly of ethics, he prefers a selective, self-indulgent morality. He is a confessed hedonist, albeit responsibly so."--Back cover

The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2022-11-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:


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The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary, loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, presented mostly as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament, to his friend Wilhelm. These give an intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim whose peasants have enchanted him with their simple ways. Werther meets Charlotte, a beautiful young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother, and falls in love with her although knowing beforehand that she is engaged. Despite the pain it causes him, Werther keeps spending time with Charlotte, but his pain eventually becomes so great that he is forced to leave. After a short absence, he comes back to find Charlotte married, and his agony becomes a threat. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German writer and statesman, best known for his tragic play, Faust. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of meters and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, literary and aesthetic criticism, novels, numerous literary and scientific fragments and many more. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August, following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was also an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement.

The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings

The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Publisher: Signet Classics
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2005
Genre: Unrequited love
ISBN: 9780451529626


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This classic selection of writings by Goethe reflects the author's philosophy of love and death. This new, updated package includes a new Introduction. Reissue.

Elective Affinities

Elective Affinities
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher:
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1872
Genre:
ISBN:


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The Sorrows of Young Werther (with Audio & Text)

The Sorrows of Young Werther (with Audio & Text)
Author: J. W. von Goethe
Publisher: East West Studio
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2021-06-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:


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The Sorrows of Young Werther is a epistolary novel by J. W. von Goethe. First published in 1774, it reappeared as a revised edition in 1787. It was one of the most important novels in the Sturm und Drang (“Storm and Stress”) period in German literature, and influenced the later Romantic movement. The book's publication instantly placed the author among the foremost international literary celebrities, and was among the best known of his works. Goethe is, by some accounts, the father of the romantic period in literature, or at least the proto-romantic Sturm und Drang period. And The Sorrows of Young Werther was its genesis. While Voltaire parodied rationalism in Candide, Goethe transcended it with the semi-autobiographical story of Werther, a young man governed more by his emotions than his reason, whose only employment is his delight in the romantic ideals of the pastoral lives he finds in the rural town of Walheim. There he also finds Charlotte, and in her an idealized but unobtainable old-world domesticity. Werther’s internal dialog about his growing obsession with Charlotte, and his inability to cope rationally with the fact that she is engaged to—and in love with—another man, form the bulk of the book in the form of a series of ever more intense letters to a friend. Werther's descent into sorrow has captivated readers for centuries, helped by Goethe’s intensely beautiful prose, enchanting imagery, and obvious reverence for nature and a dying past.

The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1990-06-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0679729518


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A major work of German romanticism in a translation that is acknowledged as the definitive English language version. The Vintage Classics edition also includes NOVELLA, Goethe's poetic vision of an idyllic pastoral society.

The Sorrows of Young Mike

The Sorrows of Young Mike
Author: John Zelazny
Publisher:
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-08-03
Genre:
ISBN: 9780990405207


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Thoughtful yet spontaneous, self-aggrandizing and hopelessly philosophical, Mike would like to find out if the earth really is round. During his four-month voyage around the planet, Mike's past loves, current romances and vision of himself are on a collision course. His mind becomes increasingly abstract as he navigates the continents and struggles with morality in a dream world of his own making, a universe where spring break happens weekly at a dart's throw on a world map. Mike's story is told through his journal which is interlaced with various documents - essays, instant message conversations and an email. These documents tell a story that parodies Goethe, in both his behavior as a writer and his apparent views on love, nature and the world. These views were described in Goethe's seventeenth-century novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther.

The Sorrows of Young Werther (AmazonClassics Edition)

The Sorrows of Young Werther (AmazonClassics Edition)
Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Publisher: AmazonClassics
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2018-04
Genre:
ISBN: 9781503901971


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Composed almost entirely of letters written by Werther to his friend Wilhelm, The Sorrows of Young Werther is a heartbreaking narrative about a doomed love. Werther, a young artist driven more by the heart than by reason, is already enraptured with the elusive Charlotte when she marries another man better suited to her class. To keep Charlotte near, Werther befriends her husband--a bid that becomes a torturous reminder of all he's lost. Then, out of sincere pity, Charlotte can think of only one way to help free Werther from his self-destructive passion, but he has a different plan of escape. In one of the first important novels of the Sturm und Drang movement in German literature, the self-absorption of youth unites with the extremes of emotion to create a perfect storm, leaving readers shipwrecked on the shores of grief and awe. Revised edition: Previously published as The Sorrows of Young Werther, this edition of The Sorrows of Young Werther (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

The Essential Goethe

The Essential Goethe
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 1051
Release: 2018-06-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0691181047


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First published by Wordsworth Editions 1999 and 2007. First published by Princeton University Press in 2016.