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The Sorrows of Young Werther By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When Werther dances with the beautiful Lotte. It is a joy, however, that can only ever be short-lived. Engaged to another man, she tolerates his adoration and encourages his friendship but can never return his love. When he receives a letter telling him that she is married, his passion turns to destructive obsession and is haunted by a certainty.
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The Sorrows of Young Werther Summary


The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You only find true love once. When Werther dances with the beautiful Lotte, it seems as though he is in paradise. It is a joy, however, that can only ever be short-lived. Engaged to another man, she tolerates Werther's adoration and encourages his friendship. She can never return his love. Broken-hearted, he leaves her home in the country, trying to escape his own desire. But when he receives a letter telling him that she is finally married, his passion soon turns to destructive obsession. And as his life falls apart, Werther is haunted by one certainty. He has lost his reason for living.

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About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born in Frankfurt in 1749. He is best remembered for his great works The Sorrows of Young Werther and Faust, and his part in the 18th century 'Sturm and Drang' movement. He died in 1832. Michael Hulse is an acclaimed literary German translator.

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The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-01-26
182
0141023449
9780141023441
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