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The Sorrows of Young Werther is a loosely autobiographical epistolary novel by Johann Unable to hurt anyone else or seriously consider murder, Werther sees no other choice but to take his own life. After composing a farewell letter to be. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Other Novels has 3 ratings and 0 reviews. The essential collection of Johann von Goethe's most important works (in Engli.
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A major work of German romanticism in a translation that is acknowledged as the definitive English language version. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Major New Translation 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. Banned and condemned but embraced—especially by the young—it has continued to captivate.
Here is a bold new look at a masterpiece that has changed lives and, like its beloved hero, will never grow old. For Goethe, however, his first novel was an attempt to escape a younger, turbulent part of himself: Seeking to extricate himself from an inappropriate romantic entanglement, the artist Werther heads for rural solitude.
In this pastoral paradise he falls for Lotte, daughter of a land steward. Happily promised to another, she cannot return his affections, and the epistolary novella charts Werther's torment in the face of rejection.
Unable to temper his extreme passion, Werther convinces himself that self-annihilation is the only solution to his affliction. While Werther's vehement, Hamletesque contemplation of nature, religion and the self anticipates the linguistic mastery of Goethe's later play Faust , the author's struggle to shed a troubled past often renders the novella far from sublime.