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The sorrows of young Werther

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Hulse, Michael(Introduction by) Hulse, Michael(Translated by)

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Part of the Penguin red classics series
0141023449 / 9780141023441
Paperback
833.6
26/01/2006
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England
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18 cm 164 p.
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Reprint. This translation originally published: 1989.

You only find true love once. When Werther dances with the beautiful Lotte, it seems as though he is in paradise.

It is a joy, however, that can only ever be short-lived.

Engaged to another man, she tolerates Werther's adoration and encourages his friendship.

She can never return his love. Broken-hearted, he leaves her home in the country, trying to escape his own desire.

But when he receives a letter telling him that she is finally married, his passion soon turns to destructive obsession. And as his life falls apart, Werther is haunted by one certainty.

He has lost his reason for living.

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FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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