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978-0-679-64308-1 / 0679643087

The Sorrows of Young Werther (Modern Library)

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher:Modern Library

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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A Major New Translation

For more than two centuries the very title of this book has evoked the sensitivity of youth, the suffering of the artist, the idea of a hero too full of love to live. When it was first published in Germany, in 1774, The Sorrows of Young Werther created a sensation. Banned and condemned but embracedespecially by the youngit has continued to captivate.

Now Burton Pikes startlingly new translation expresses as never before all the anguish, ideas, and ardor of this seminal, iconic novel. And his Introduction reveals both Goethes inspirations and his influenceon works ranging from Madame Bovary to Frankenstein and beyond.

Here is the classic story of Werther, a young man seeking the infinite in an art he cannot master and a woman he cannot havethe prototype of the Romantic hero in a work that anticipated the Romantic Age. Here is a bold new look at a masterpiece that has changed lives and, like its beloved hero, will never grow old.

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