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The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Burton Pike
The Sorrows of Young Werther
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When first published in Germany in 1774, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther created a sensation, and was both condemned and embraced. A full-blooded portrayal of impetuous youth and all-consuming passion, this book has been a beacon for generations of readers, especially... show more
When first published in Germany in 1774, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther created a sensation, and was both condemned and embraced. A full-blooded portrayal of impetuous youth and all-consuming passion, this book has been a beacon for generations of readers, especially the young. Now Burton Pike’s translation gives a startling new voice to the original ideas, anguish, and ardor of this seminal novel. In this Introduction, Pike illuminates the world in which Werther was created, as well as Goethe’s influence on artists ranging from Mary Shelley to Gustave Flaubert. This Modern Library edition offers a bold new look at a masterpiece that has changed countless lives and, like its beloved hero, will never grow old.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812969900 (0812969901)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 149
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.0 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I wanted to read this 18th century publishing phenomenon because of History Bites, a slightly crazy show that liked to imagine what history would have been like if television had been around. It did an episode on Goethe where a bunch of impressionable youths were dressing up in Werther’s blue coat a...
Nadoosha3
Nadoosha3 rated it
3.0 The Sorrows of Young Werther
"When I consider the narrow limits within which our active and inquiring faculties are confined; when I see how all our energies are wasted in providing for mere necessities . . . and then that all our satisfaction concerning certain subjects of investigation ends in nothing better than a passive re...
tsantsara
tsantsara rated it
1.5 Kończ waść, wstydu oszczędź...
Tak ckliwej powieści nie czytałem nigdy w życiu, a być może nawet Goethe w tym wydaniu stał się dla mnie szczepionką na wszystkie romanse i "duszne rozterki", bo nie znoszę ich do dziś. A trzeba powiedzieć, że czytałem "Cierpienia..." w werterowskim wieku. Epoka, w której za przyczyną tej powieści p...
Światy z półki
Światy z półki rated it
2.0 Cierpienia młodego Wertera
Wiem, że książka została napisana w okresie romantyzmu i naprawdę starałam się na tym myśleniu opierać wszystko to, co mi się nie podobało. Niestety, po lekturze naprawdę byłam zawiedziona. Dziwię się, że taka książka odniosła jakiś sukces. Te wszystkie listy dotyczą tylko tego, jak 'biedny' Weter u...
A girl and her books
A girl and her books rated it
3.0 The Sorrows of Young Werther
Classic, beautiful book that made me love it and hate it. Werther can look so arrogant when he talks and express about some people he met along the story, but we can’t help to like him and sympathize his sorrows when he falls in love with Lotte and realises that he could never be with her, she would...
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