Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant.
A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This carefully crafted ebook: “THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER (Literary Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary, loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, presented mostly as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament, to his friend Wilhelm. These give an intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim whose peasants have enchanted him with their simple ways. Werther meets Charlotte, a beautiful young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother, and falls in love with her although knowing beforehand that she is engaged. Despite the pain it causes him, Werther keeps spending time with Charlotte, but his pain eventually becomes so great that he is forced to leave. After a short absence, he comes back to find Charlotte married, and his agony becomes a threat. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German writer and statesman, best known for his tragic play, Faust. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of meters and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, literary and aesthetic criticism, novels, numerous literary and scientific fragments and many more. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August, following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was also an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement.
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Germany’s most celebrated writer deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of classical literature. This eBook presents the most comprehensive collection of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s works available, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 1)

* 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

CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
WILHELM MEISTER’S APPRENTICESHIP
ELECTIVE AFFINITIES
WILHELM MEISTER’S JOURNEYMAN YEARS

The Short Stories
A TALE
THE GOOD WOMEN

The Plays
THE WAYWARD LOVER
THE FELLOW CULPRITS
GOETZ VON BERLICHINGEN
CLAVIGO
EGMONT
THE BROTHER AND SISTER
STELLA
IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
TORQUATO TASSO
FAUST: PART ONE
THE NATURAL DAUGHTER
FAUST: PART TWO

The Poetry
THE POEMS OF GOETHE
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THEORY OF COLOURS
MAXIMS AND REFLECTIONS

The Criticism
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

The Autobiography
TRUTH AND FICTION RELATING TO MY LIFE

The Biography
THE LIFE OF GOETHE by Calvin Thomas

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