The Sorrows of Young Werther (Illustrated)by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And thou, good soul, who sufferest the same distress as he endured once, draw
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“I have carefully collected whatever I have been able to learn of the story of poor Werther, and here present it to you, knowing that you will thank me for it. To his spirit and character you cannot refuse your admiration and love: to his fate you will not deny your tears.
And thou, good soul, who sufferest the same distress as he endured once, draw comfort from his sorrows; and let this little book be thy friend, if, owing to fortune or through thine own fault, thou canst not find a dearer companion. “
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Before I was halfway through this book I had already connected with it on a deep level. I didn’t know what was going to happen in the end but I knew Goethe was telling my story and the opposite of my story at the same time. Ten years later I published my first novel, The Sorrows of Young Mike, which is a parody of this great tale. I can only be grateful to Goethe and encourage everyone to read The Sorrows of Young Werther. Also, if you like it enough or even if you hate it — you should check out my parody.
This isn't a book that would've read on my own time. Thankfully I was introduced to it through my world literature class. The story is very interesting and offers a unique look into the mind of someone obsessed with love to the point that it sets the stage for the main character's downfall. Definitely recommended.