The Sorrows of Young Werther
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 26th 2006
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Classic Literature
, German Literature
, 18th Century
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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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