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Published: 04 May 2012

160 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199583027

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Translated by David Constantine

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of the novel that made Goethe's name, the tragic account of a passionate infatuation, featuring the archetypal Romantic hero, that created a sensation on first publication.
  • Translated with lyric precision and sensitivity by the award-winning author and poet, David Constantine.
  • Critical introduction discusses the autobiographical background, the novel's epistolary form and structure, and the novel's reception and afterlife.
  • Explanatory notes gloss contemporary allusions, literary references, and the autobiographical parallels.