- Paperback: 148 pages
- Publisher: FQ Classics (August 27, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599867672
- ISBN-13: 978-1599867670
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,410,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sorrows of Young Werther
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In this book the student Werther falls in love with Lotte, who looks after her brothers and sisters after the death of her mother. Lotte is engaged to Albert. Werther becomes friends with Lotte and Albert, even though it hurts him that they are engaged. After a while his pain becomes too much and he leaves town, but later decides to go back. I won't tell what happens then because I don't want to give away the ending, but there is a lot of emotions, feelings, hurt and desperation before this book ends.
This version is the translation by R.D. Boyan and was edited by Nathen Haskell Dole. The printed edition has 117 pages, this is 1585 locations in this Kindle version. This book is in the public domain, so even if Amazon does not offer this book in your area, you can still get it for free from several websites. At the moment of writing Amazon also offers this book for free in German. This book is a major literary work, and I recommend it to everyone who loves reading good literature.
As a sample I copy the first few sentences of this book:
How happy I am that I am gone! My dear friend, what a thing is the heart
of man! To leave you, from whom I have been inseparable, whom I love
so dearly, and yet to feel happy! I know you will forgive me. Have not
other attachments been specially appointed by fate to torment a head
like mine? Poor Leonora! and yet I was not to blame. Was it my fault,
that, whilst the peculiar charms of her sister afforded me an agreeable
entertainment, a passion for me was engendered in her feeble heart? And
yet am I wholly blameless? Did I not encourage her emotions?