Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther by Martin SwalesGoethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther by Martin Swales

Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther

byMartin Swales

Paperback | December 25, 1987

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The tradition of the German novel, before the emergence of its 'classic' writers in the first half of the twentieth century (Thomas Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Musil), does not have an assured place in the canon of European literature. Not that it has wanted for spirited advocates; but, despite all efforts, it has remained firmly on the periphery. The one signal exception is Goethe's novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers usually rendered as 'The Sorrows of Young Werther'. Werther was an extraordinary and immediate bestseller both in Germany and abroad.
Title:Goethe: The Sorrows of Young WertherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:December 25, 1987Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521316995

ISBN - 13:9780521316996

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Table of Contents

1. Werther in Context; 2. The Sorrows of Young Werther; 3. Conclusion: Werther and tradgedy.