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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Maxims and Reflectionsby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    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...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 10.95

    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 embraced?especially by the young?it... 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; Not Available

    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; David Constantine

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    I have so much and my feeling for her devours everything, I have so much and without her everything is nothing.'The Sorrows of Young Werther propelled Goethe to instant fame when it first appeared in 1774. Goethe drew on his own unhappy experiences to tell the story of Werther, a young man tormented by his love for Lotte, a tender-hearted girl... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    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...

  • Faustby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Philip Wayne

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available

    The second part of Goethe's masterpiece opens with Faust struggling to recover from the death of his beloved Gretchen. The quick-witted demon Mephistopheles soon persuades him to look beyond his sorrow and enter the world of politics and power, but the great scholar is still eager for new sensations, and asks Mephistopheles to reveal Helen of Troy... more...