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Sorrows of Young Werther, The

By Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

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Title: Sorrows of Young Werther, The  
Author: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Epistolary fiction, Literature
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Sorrows of Young Werther, The
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Publication Date:
1902
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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The Sorrows of Young Werther (German, Die Leiden des jungen Werther, originally published as Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. The story follows the life and sorrows of Werther after he falls desperately in love with a young woman who is married to another. A climactic scene prominently features Goethe's own German translation of a portion of James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of poems, which had originally been presented as translations of ancient works, and was later found to have been written by Macpherson. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Barry Eads)

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Epistolary fiction, Literature, Tragedy

 

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