The Sorrows of Young Werther (Dover Thrift Editions)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:Dover Ed
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- Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.3 x 0.2
- Publication Date:October 29, 2002
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One of the world's first best-sellers, this tragic masterpiece attained an instant and lasting success upon its 1774 publication. A sensitive exploration of the mind of a young artist, the tale addresses age-old questions — the meaning of love, of death, and the possibility of redemption — in the form of Werther's alternately joyful and despairing letters about his unrequited love. Goethe's portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world proved tremendously influential to subsequent writers and continues to speak to modern readers.
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