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- 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 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.00
The story of the old philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power constitutes one of Western folklore's most enduring legends. Incorporating themes from theology, ancient myth, and philosophy, Goethe renders his dramatic poem in styles ranging from epic and lyric to operatic and balletic. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
Celebrated as a leading figure of the German literary movement known as Sturm und Drang ("storm and stress"), Goethe made his reputation with this short novel, originally published in 1774. Its tale of a sensitive young man's self-destructive passion for a lover who ultimately rejects him was based in part on the author's own experiences, and... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95
Exceptionally fine poetry by Germany's greatest literary figure spans a wide range of styles, forms and moods, offering a rich selection of the poet's verse ? from his earliest, "An den Schlaf" ("To Sleep"), written when he was 18, to his last great poem, "Verdächtnis" ("Legacy"), written when he was 80. more...