Intro to Goethe

by Charlotte Reads Classics

The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To no surprise I kicked off 2011 with a classic. The first Goethe I have read, it lived up to the reputation / expectations I had which were; good writing, lots of insight. Werther, the young man, falls in love with Lotte who is at first engaged but later in the book married to someone else. A typical unrequited love story follows, with lots of emotion and despair. To be honest, not mad on the plot but pleased to have read some very beautiful sentences.

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