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.