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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  • Erotica Romanaby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    German literary prodigy Johann Wolfgang von Goethe breaks ground again with this volume of sensual love poetry. Despite its titillating title, these poems -- though shockingly candid in the context of the early 1800s -- are tame by contemporary standards, and Goethe couches his carnal odes in coy, oblique metaphors. more...

  • The Sorrows of Young Wertherby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Goethe?s classic story of tormented love and destruction Told through lyrical and impassioned letters to his friend Wilhelm, this novel follows the ardent young Werther to the German countryside, where he delves into artistic pursuits and basks in the simplicity of village life. But Werther?s tranquility is shattered when he meets the captivating... more...

  • Autobiography of Goetheby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; John Oxenford

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) one can find the seed of most German thought, literature, science and theology. A hugely influential man, not only on Germany but on the rest of Europe, Goethe's best known work is the two-part play Faust . Goethe was a privy-councilor to the Duchy of Weimar and his interest in foreign literature... more...

  • The Sorrows of Young Wertherby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; R. D. Boylan; Nathen Haskell Dole

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The 1774 publication of the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther transformed its 24-year-old author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, into a world-renowned literary sensation virtually overnight. The story centers on Werther, a highly sensitive artist who has channeled his passionate temperate into his unrequited love for Lotte, a beautiful young... more...

  • Faustby Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 5.95

    Goethe?s masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience, or knowledge can lead him to a moment he... more...

  • Maxims and Reflectionsby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.98

    Throughout his long, hectic and astonishingly varied life, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749?1832) would jot down his passing thoughts on theatre programmes, visiting cards, draft manuscripts and even bills ? Goethe was probably the last true ?Renaissance Man?. Although employed as a Privy Councillor at the Duke of Weimar?s court, where he helped... more...

  • Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottingsby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    'I can promise to be candid, not, however, to be impartial.' A selection of the most insightful maxims and reflections from one of Germany's greatest ever thinkers. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around... more...

  • The Sorrows of Young Wertherby Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe; Burton Pike

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 10.95

    A major work of German romanticism in a translation that is acknowledged as the definitive English language version. The Vintage Classics edition also includes NOVELLA, Goethe's poetic vision of an idyllic pastoral society. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Elective Affinitiesby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; R. J. Hollingdale

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 20.78

    Eduard and Charlotte are an aristocratic couple who live a harmonious but idle life in their estate. But the peace of their existence is thrown into chaos when two visitors - Eduard's friend the Captain and Charlotte's passionate young ward Ottilie - provoke unexpected attraction and forbidden love. Taking its title from the principle of elective affinities... more...

  • The Sorrows of Young Wertherby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Michael Hulse; Michael Hulse

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 11.18

    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,... more...