Goethe, Volume 11: The Sorrows of Young Werther--Elective Affinities--Novella

Goethe, Volume 11: The Sorrows of Young Werther--Elective Affinities--Novella

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691043469

ISBN-13: 9780691043463

Pub. Date: 10/30/1995

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Containing three of Goethe's major prose works, this volume explores a range of themes: unfulfilled love, infidelity, divorce, tragic love, fantasy, and moral rebirth. One of Goethe's best known works, The Sorrows of Young Werther, explores the extremes of the subjective experience through the novel's depiction of a sensitive young man caught up in a

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Containing three of Goethe's major prose works, this volume explores a range of themes: unfulfilled love, infidelity, divorce, tragic love, fantasy, and moral rebirth. One of Goethe's best known works, The Sorrows of Young Werther, explores the extremes of the subjective experience through the novel's depiction of a sensitive young man caught up in a love impossible to fulfill. In Elective Affinities, a novel of tragic love, Goethe employs all the requisites of sentimental romance to give a deeply ironic perspective to the idea of love. As the title indicates, Novella examines the possibilities inherent in this genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691043463
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/30/1995
Series:
Goethe
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,263,395
Product dimensions:
0.64(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note ix

The Sorrows of Young Werther (translated by Victor Lange) 1

Elective Affinities (translated by Judith Ryan) 89

Novella (translated by Victor Lange) 263

Notes 281

Afterword 283

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