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The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Author

Catherine Hutter - Translator

Marcelle Clements - Author

Elisabeth Krimmer - Afterword by

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ISBN 9780451418555 | 272 pages | 05 Mar 2013 | Signet Classic | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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The Sorrows of Young Werther brings to life an idyllic German village where a youth on vacation meets and falls for lovely Charlotte. The tragedy unfolds in the letters Werther writes to his friend about Charlotte’s charms, even after he realizes his love will remain unrequited. “Reflections on Werther” and “Goethe in Sesenheim,” collections of excerpts from the author’s own memoirs, reveal the genius who, as Nietzsche said, “disciplined himself into wholeness.” Next is “The New Melusina,”the delightful story of a pixie princess who assumes the form of a woman as she searches for a human mate. Finally, “The Fairy Tale” is a sophisticated but strange story in which the laws of nature and physics do not apply—mingled among its human characters is a cast of two sentient will-o’-the-wisps, a giant and his shadow, a talking green serpent, and four metal statues.
 
With an Introduction by Marcelle Clements
and a New Afterword