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The Sorrows of Young Werther
 

The Sorrows of Young Werther (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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Most of The Sorrows of Young Werther is presented 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 (based on Garbenheim, ...near Wetzlar), whose peasants have enchanted him with their simple ways. There he meets Charlotte, a beautiful young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother. Werther falls in love with Charlotte despite knowing beforehand that she is engaged to a man named Albert, eleven years her senior.Despite the pain it causes him, Werther spends the next few months cultivating a close friendship with them both. His sorrow eventually becomes so unsupportable that he is forced to leave Wahlheim for Weimar, where he makes the acquaintance of Fraulein von B. He suffers great embarrassment when he forgetfully visits a friend and unexpectedly has to face there the weekly gathering of the entire aristocratic set. He is not tolerated and asked to leave since he is not a nobleman. He then returns to Wahlheim, where he suffers still more than before, partly because Charlotte and Albert are now married. Every day becomes a torturing reminder that Charlotte will never be able to requite his love. She, out of pity for her friend and respect for her husband, decides that Werther must not visit her so frequently. He visits her one final time, and they are both overcome with emotion after he recites to her a passage of his own translation of Ossian.
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ISBN 9798621418021
Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
Publisher Independently Published
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9798621418021
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 12 Mar 2020
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 158
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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