The sorrows of young Werther

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Visiting an idyllic German village, Werther, a sensitive young man, falls in love with sweet-natured Lotte. Though he realizes that Lotte is to marry Albert, he is unable to subdue his passion and his infatuation torments him to the point of despair. The first great 'confessional' novel, it draws both on Goethe's own unrequited love for Charlotte Buff and on the death of a close friend. The book was an immediate success and a cult rapidly grew up around it, resulting in numerous copycat deaths as well as violent criticism and suppression for its apparent support of suicide. Goethe's exploration of the mind of an artist at odds with society and ill-equipped to cope with life remains as poignant as when it was first written.
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display_description In this epistolary novel, Werther gives a very intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim. While there, he meets and falls in love with Charlotte, who is, however, already engaged to an older man named Albert. Despite the pain, this causes Werther, he spends the next several months cultivating a close friendship with both of them. Translated by R.D. Boylan.
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subject_facet Electronic books, German fiction -- 18th century -- translations into english, German fiction -- 19th century -- translations into english, Germany -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Unrequited love -- Fiction, Young men -- Germany -- Fiction
title_display The sorrows of young Werther
title_full The sorrows of young Werther / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; A new translation, with an introduction, by Burton Pike, The sorrows of young Werther [electronic resource] Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
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