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Goethe – Three Books

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

RRP: £29.97 £15.00

This collection includes three books by one of the greatest German writers and the leader of the Weimar Classicism movement.

Wilhelm Meister

A landmark in the history of European literature, Goethe’s novel is not only one of the key works of Weimar Classicism and the prototype for the Bildungs­roman genre, but also a timeless tale of coming into one’s own and a fascinating portrayal of the late-eighteenth-century theatre world.

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Partly autobiographical, and the prototype for many later Romantic works in its depiction of the sensitive, tortured hero, Goethe’s seminal classic is a timeless masterpiece of world literature.

Elective Affinities

Controversial when first published and still much critically debated today, Goethe’s Elective Affinities is an early model for the modern novel.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe (1749–1832) was one of the greatest German writers and the leader of the Weimar Classicism movement. Most famous for his seminal poetic drama, Faust, and his novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Goethe was also a poet, theologian, philosopher and scientist – one of the world’s last great polymaths.

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