Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1603120602

ISBN-13: 9781603120609

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books

Since the year 1795, when it first appeared at Berlin, numerous editions of Meister have been printed: critics of all ranks, and some of them dissenting widely from its doctrines, have loaded it with encomiums; its songs and poems are familiar to every German ear; the people read it, and speak of it, with an admiration approaching in many cases to

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Since the year 1795, when it first appeared at Berlin, numerous editions of Meister have been printed: critics of all ranks, and some of them dissenting widely from its doctrines, have loaded it with encomiums; its songs and poems are familiar to every German ear; the people read it, and speak of it, with an admiration approaching in many cases to enthusiasm.

The eponymous hero undergoes a journey of self-realization. The story centers upon Wilhelm's attempt to escape what he views as the empty life of a bourgeois businessman. After a failed romance with the theater, Wilhelm commits himself to the mysterious Tower Society. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship affords a distinct view of Goethe's matured genius, his manner of thought and favorite subjects -- more so, perhaps, than any of his other works. Nor is it Goethe alone whom it portrays; the prevailing taste of Germany of the day is likewise indicated by it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603120609
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.14(d)

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