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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466260998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466260993
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #763,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

<DIV>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt-on-Main in 1749. He studied at Leipzig, where he showed interest in the occult, and at Strassburg, where Herder introduced him to Shakespeare’s works and to folk poetry. He produced some essays and lyrical verse, and at twenty-two wrote Götz von Berlichingen, a play which brought him national fame and established him in the current Sturm und Drang movement. This was followed by the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774, which was an even greater success.

Goethe began work on Faust, and Egmont, another tragedy before being invited to join the government of Weimar. His interest in the classical world led him to leave suddenly for Italy in 1786 and the Italian Journey recounts his travels there. Iphigenia in Tauris and Torquato Tasso, classical dramas, were written at this time. Returning to Weimar, Goethe started the second part of Faust, encouraged by Schiller. In 1806 he married Christiane Vulpius. During this late period he finished his series of Wilhelm Master books and wrote many other works, including The Oriental Divan (1819). He also directed the State Theatre and worked on scientific theories in evolutionary botany, anatomy and color. Goethe completed Faust in 1832, just before he died. </div>


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eclecta on May 1, 2013
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The book is on my Kindle. It is useful in that it displays Goethe's wisdom, but I would like it better if it were bi-lingual.
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By bernard l. wolf on October 15, 2013
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How can you go wrong with an author who wrote Faust. I read Goethe in college German as a requirement but he's O
OK in my opinion.
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The wisdom of the old master provided me with the encouragement and uplift that must similarly have touched readers in his own day.
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I give the author credit for translating the works of von Goethe from German to English. I am not sure if I could say he chose the best works to show von Goethe's talents. None the less, it is a collection of his thoughts on many subjects. Realizing the time they were written, will help you appreciate his work more. Good book, but you need to lay it down often.
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