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The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

Visiting an idyllic German village, Werther, a sensitive and romantic young man, meets and falls in love with sweet-natured Lotte. Although he realizes that Lotte is to marry Albert, he is unable to subdue his passion for her, and his infatuation torments him to the point of abso...lute despair. The first great 'confessional' novel, drawing both on Goethe's own unrequited love for Charlotte Buff and on the death of his friend Karl Wilhelm Jerusalem. Goethe's sensitive exploration of the mind of a young artist at odds with soceity and ill-equipped to cope with life is now considered the first great tragic novel of European literature. For more than two centuries the very title of this book has evoked the sensitivity of youth, the suffering of the artist, the idea of a hero too full of love to live. When it was first published in Germany, in 1774 it created a sensation. Banned and condemned but embraced - especially by the young - it has continued to captivate.
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ISBN 9781096071570
Released NZ 2 May 2019
Publisher Independently Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781096071570
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 2 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Romantic Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 236
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 349g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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