The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther

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The Sorrows of Young Werther is a classic novel written by the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It tells the story of an artist named Werther as he laments the marriage of the woman he loves to another man.

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  • Hu Li
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Through the usage of letters, the book follows the path and journeys of Werther. It is a very interesting read and keeps your interest throughout his trial and tribulations. Werther wants a woman he cannot have and suffers terribly between this knowledge yet still continues to try to have her. It is well written and captivating until the end."
  • John Davis
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a very interesting German book about an artist. It explains his issues with a woman who marries another man."
  • Amy Turner
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I just finished this book and am in awe of its beauty and depth of emotions and relatability. It's an amazing story of love with a tragic end. The setting is Germany over a century ago but the story is timeless. "
  • Daniel Venegas
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "It is a sorrowful tale."
  • Zachary Duncan
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is Goethe's first novel, published in 1774. Written in diary form, it tells the tale of an unhappy, passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte, the wife of a friend - a man who he alternately admires and detests. This is a fictionalized autobiography of Goethe's own experience of being in love with a woman he could never have. "
  • César Zavala
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I recently read the book The Sorrows of Young Werther, a classical written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and I really loved it! There is lot of love, passion, and suffering, and I couldn't stop reading till I reached the end. I suggest it to everyone!"
  • Jacqueline Brown
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I read this and it certainly was sorrowful. I did not think it a classic in the real sense of the word. I really don't think it is a must read before you die either. Story seems to drag on and it is really too emotional for me to enjoy. Hard pass on this book. "
    James Hart
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Sorrows of Young Werther is a classic novel written by the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It tells the story of an artist named Werther as he laments the marriage of the woman he loves to another man. a very good read."
  • Paul Gomez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "'love this book...'had to have it. This is Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe book that is synonymous with the beginning of the romantic period. It's short book and delightful to read. And in it we can see why it is so crucial to the beginning of the romantic period. Werther talks about art and how it should be perceived, particularly landscape because landscape was a new genre to the romantics. Sometimes in the course of talking about his fanatical preoccupation with Charlotte, who is betrothed to another man, he mentions little bits of a religious tenor, a tenor in the confines of art, and still more prescient of the time to the overall perception of religion to romantics as a period that is rather synonymous with a preoccupation for a Gothic age that is such a prevalent notion with some at this period of history. It is a wonderful story and well written and a quick read. A great addition to any library and suited for anyone endeavoring to a greater understanding of Romanticism. Never a dull moment. You must understand that this book was as popular as Uncle Tom's Cabin was in the 19th century. And it is also on a par with Oscar Wilde's "Portrait of Dorian Grey", Once you read Goethe's "the sorrows of young Werther" you'll probably want to read his "Faust". "
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