This authoritative edition, which offers Peter Salm’s wonderfully readable translation as well as the original German on facing pages, brings us Faust in a vital, rhythmic American idiom that carefully preserves the grandeur, integrity, and poetic immediacy of Goethe’s words.
“Greenberg has accomplished a magnificent literary feat. He has taken a great German work, until now all but inaccessible to English readers, and made it into a sparkling English poem, full of verve and wit. Greenberg's translation lives; it is done in a modern idiom but with respect for the original text; I found it a joy to read.”—Irving Howe (on the earlier edition)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Goethe’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels, plays and other works
* ALL the novels and 12 plays, including rare plays appearing for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Features Abraham Hayward’s 30 beautiful illustrations for FAUST
* Includes the rare and often missed-out-of-collections Part Two of FAUST
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Non-fiction works, including the famous THEORY OF COLOUR
* Special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Sir Walter Scott, as evaluating Goethe’s contribution to literature
* Features an autobiography and a bonus biography – discover Goethe’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
WILHELM MEISTER’S APPRENTICESHIP
WILHELM MEISTER’S JOURNEYMAN YEARS
The Short Stories
THE GOOD WOMEN
THE WAYWARD LOVER
THE FELLOW CULPRITS
GOETZ VON BERLICHINGEN
THE BROTHER AND SISTER
IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
FAUST: PART ONE
THE NATURAL DAUGHTER
FAUST: PART TWO
THE POEMS OF GOETHE
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THEORY OF COLOURS
MAXIMS AND REFLECTIONS
GOETHE – THE WRITER by Ralph Waldo Emerson
GOETHE by C. E. Vaughan
GOETHE by John Cowper Powys
GOETHE’S FAUST by George Santayana
SHAKESPEARE AND GOETHE by David Masson
GOETHE’S THEORY OF COLORS by John Tyndall
EXTRACTS OF CORRESPONDENCE by Sir Walter Scott
TRUTH AND FICTION RELATING TO MY LIFE
THE LIFE OF GOETHE by Calvin Thomas
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Capturing the sense, poetic variety, and tonal range of the German original in present-day English, Stuart Atkins’s translation presents the formal and rhythmic dexterity of Faust in all its richness and beauty, without recourse to archaisms or interpretive elaborations.
Featuring a new introduction by David Wellbery, this Princeton Classics edition of Faust is the definitive English version of a timeless masterpiece.
Goethe's themes of unrequited love, the pain of rejection, deepening despair, and their tragic consequences are as relevant today as when the novel was first published in 1774. His hugely influential novel informed the writing of, among others, Franz Kafka and Thomas Mann.
In translating The Sufferings of Young Werther, Corngold follows the German text closely, never knowingly using a word that was not current in English at the time the novel was written and yet maintaining a modern grace and flair. The result is an eagerly awaited translation that speaks to our time through the astonishing liveliness of Goethe's language—as well through the translator's own.
Selected poemsFour complete dramas: Faust Part I, Egmont, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Torquato TassoThe complete novel Wilhelm Meister’s ApprenticeshipA selection from the travel journal Italian JourneySelected essays on art and literatureSelected essays on philosophy and scienceAn extensive introduction to Goethe’s life and worksA chronology of Goethe’s life and timesA note on the texts and translations
This volume does not have to be studied to be appreciated. The author's subjective theory of colors permits him to speak persuasively of color harmony and aesthetics. These notions may evoke a positive response on their merits, but even among those who regard them as pure fantasy, the grace and style of Goethe's exposition provide abundant rewards. Although his scientific reasoning on this subject has long since been dismissed, modern readers continue to appreciate the beauty and sweep of Goethe's conjectures regarding the connection between color and philosophical ideas. In addition, he offers insights into early 19th-century beliefs and modes of thought as well as a taste of European life during the Enlightenment.
Also known as the "Roman Elegies," Erotica Romana is von Goethe's literary tribute to human sexuality and eroticism.
Written in 24 elegies to emulate classical Roman elegy writers such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Catullus, von Goethe creates a lyrical work of art that has often been subject to censorship because of the erotic content.
Warning: Adult Content, 18+
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'The Bride of Corinth' was written as part of a ballad-writing competition which Goethe was engaged in with Friedrich von Schiller. It tells the grisly tale of star-crossed lovers who were betrothed as children. The bride's family has converted from the old magical gods to the newfangled Christianity and no longer wish their daughter to marry a pagan.
When the bridegroom, having grown to manhood, arrives to claim his bride, he is welcomed by the mother, who shows him a room where he can sleep and recover from his journey. While he sleeps, his betrothed slips into his room and wakes him. While they consummate their marriage, the bridegroom makes a horrifying and macabre discovery....
Entitled simply Story, this short novella belongs firmly in this early period and is characteristic of Goethe's early work. His hallmark fascination with nature and the point where it fuses with man-made art to create something more beautiful still is magnificently displayed here in his description of the wonderful overgrown ruined castle. His sense of the dramatic, vividly conjured up in lyrical prose is reflected in the market fire and the escape of the showman's tiger and lion. Story is the narrative of a princess, whose husband has gone out hunting. She is inspired by her uncle showing her paintings of a nearby ruined castle which has become overgrown with trees to ask him to take her there on their afternoon ride. On the way, they pass through the busy market and see that there is a showman exhibiting a range of wild beasts. When they reach the base of the castle, they have a fine view back towards their own castle and the town beneath it, but they quickly spot that something is wrong. A fire has broken out in the marketplace. The uncle sets off with all haste to see if he can help out. Meanwhile, the princess returns more slowly...but suddenly finds herself face to face with a tiger which has escaped from the menagerie in the confusion of the fire. From this follows an extraordinary and astounding set of events.
• The Criminal from Lost Honour by Friedrich Schiller
• The Story of Brave Kasper and Fair Annie by Clemens Brentano
• The Mad Veteran of Fort Ratonneau by Ludwig Achim von Arnim
• The Jew’s Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
• The Severed Hand by Wilhelm Hauff
• The Mines of Falun by E. T. A. Hoffmann
• Story by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
• The Scholar by Ludwig Tieck
• Immensee by Theodor Storm