The Sorrows of Werther

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The Sorrows of Werther

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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This semi-autobiographic novel created a sensation in Europe and was Goethe's first major success. The story is told through several letters written by the main character, Werther, a sensitive young artist who falls in love with a woman who is engaged to and then married to another. Unrequited love and disillusionment drives young Werther to despair and eventually to suicide.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Fiction

The Sorrows of Werther
Publisher: Hayes Barton Press 4/17/74
Imprint: Originals
Language: English


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