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The Sorrows of Young Werther This Is Goethe S First Novel, Published In 1774 Written In Diary Form, It Tells The Tale Of An Unhappy, Passionate Young Man Hopelessly In Love With Charlotte, The Wife Of A Friend A Man Who He Alternately Admires And Detests Goethe Upset The Conventional Literature Of His Day By Having His Hero Propose Suicide As A Method By Which Anyone Might End An Intolerable Misery The Sorrows Of Young Werther Became An Important Part Of The Sturm Und Drang Movement, And Greatly Influenced Later Romanticism The Work Is Semi Autobiographical In 1772, Two Years Before The Novel Was Published, Goethe Had Passed Through A Similar Tempestuous Period, When He Lost His Heart To Charlotte Buff, Who Was At That Time Engaged To His Friend Johann Christian Kestner.


About the Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer George Eliot called him Germany s greatest man of letters and the last true polymath to walk the earth Goethe s works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism, and science Goethe s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two part drama Faust Goethe s other well known literary works include h Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer George Eliot called him Germany s greatest man of letters and the last true polymath to walk the earth Goethe s works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism, and science Goethe s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two part drama Faust Goethe s other well known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister s Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.Goethe was one of the key figures of German literature and the movement of Weimar Classicism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries this movement coincides with Enlightenment, Sentimentality Empfindsamkeit , Sturm und Drang, and Romanticism The author of the scientific text Theory of Colours, he influenced Darwin with his focus on plant morphology He also long served as the Privy Councilor Geheimrat of the duchy of Weimar.Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur world literature , having taken great interest in the literatures of England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Arabic literature, amongst others His influence on German philosophy is virtually immeasurable, having major impact especially on the generation of Hegel and Schelling, although Goethe himself expressly and decidedly refrained from practicing philosophy in the rarefied sense.Goethe s influence spread across Europe, and for the next century his works were a major source of inspiration in music, drama, poetry and philosophy Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture as well Early in his career, however, he wondered whether painting might not be his true vocation late in his life, he expressed the expectation that he would ultimately be remembered above all for his work in optics



10 thoughts on “The Sorrows of Young Werther

  1. says:

    This is s dangerous book For anyone who has suffered from that unrequited love that burns like a fever will be able to relate uncannily well with this book Unfortunately the ending is such that it inspired many people to use it like a template for their own lives when faced with a similar situation While finishing up this book I wondered whether Goethe was ever aware or thought about the painful actions his book inspired This is a fictionalized autobiography of Goethe s


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Thackeray wrote this very glib verse synopsis of the tale Werther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter Would you know how first he met her She was cutting bread and butter.Charlotte was a married lady, And a moral man was Werther,And, for all the wealth of Indies, Would do nothing for to hurt her.So he sighed and pined and ogled, And his passion boiled and bubbled,Till he blew hi


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    I couldn t help but imagine young Werther as a high school, tweeting about all his troubles to the ether So, without further ado, I present to you The Tweets of Young Werther.This is the kind of book that high school teachers should be making self absorbed teenagers read They can totally relate, both to the intense feelings of emotion and the complete conviction that no one in the world has ever felt the same way before I couldn t relate that well, beca...


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    It s taken me well over a year to get through the saga of Young Werther s love for his Lotte even though it s quite a short little book I plead mitigating circumstances I had no thought of reading this novel until I came across a pair of characters called Goethe and Lotte in Christine Brooke Rose s Textermination, and checked out their real life story The trail led to a fictional version of the same story in Young Werther I was tempted to try reading Young Werther in his own language so I bo It s taken me


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    959 Les souffrances du jeune werther The sorrows of young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von GoetheA Autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774 2003 1381 255 9646581536 1385 1387 18...


  8. says:

    I have been intoxicatedthan once, my passions have never been far off insanity Although I have some sympathy for unrequited love, it was hard for me to understand Werther My feelings toward him went back and forth between sympathy and frustration At times I admired his love, at other times I found it to be very obsessive Yes, he was sensitive and romantic, but the woman of his dreams did not lead him on in any way so I did find the way he behaved quite incomprehensible This was my f I have been intoxicatedthan once, my


  9. says:

    I would not be mistaken if I think that many of us would have just eschewed this book by just seeing the first few words of the title SORROW the very word instigates a sense of a confused horror in us Sorrow is one of the emotions which every great men cannot escape in their lives, as Dostoevsky says Sorrow brings a state of helplessness from which the unfortunate weak ones cannot free themselves Though the events of this story can be considered as unfortunate for our Werther but it can be I would not be mistaken if I think t


  10. says:

    Most beautiful book I ve ever read Goethe s style and prose is incredible I m not sure how well it translates to English, having read it in Dutch and German, but I m sure there are many competant translators out there Anyone who s not read this is really, really missing out as it ...


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