Book :: The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther
By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Pages: 149
Published: 1774
Genre(s): Germany
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The Sorrows of Young Werther is an autobiographical novel which is loosely based on the life of its author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This publication is a classic originally published in the late 18th century thaty made Goethe one of the first major literary celebrities and was a key novel from the German literature movement known as Sturm and Drang. Largely a collection of letters written...

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after years of reading books with characters who read The Sorrows of Young Werther as part of the plot, I finally read and enjoyed.

Dec 31st, 2017

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Jul 1st, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

Whilst I found the overblown sentimentaly and almost stalker like obsession of Werther a litte hard to take at times, I still found the underlying themes of love and death fascinating. It is not only Werther who faces these conflicts by the young farm labourer who also makes this choice but in a way that provides a counterpoint to Werther's own choice.

Jan 26th, 2015

red13x red13x

Okay, I'm not going to lie to you, this is a rather depressing tale, but I loved it! The emotions portrayed in this book are intense at times but for any one who has loved and lost they are easy to relate to. Expect an emotional ride if you allow yourself to be drawn into this story.

Mar 9th, 2014

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