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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Thomas Mann

Best recognized this present day because the writer of Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) first exploded into the general public recognition with The Sorrows of younger Werther when he used to be twenty-four. He was once already a revered poet by way of then; and likewise to those types, he wrote travelogues, autobiographical sketches, essays, letters, and proverbs in rhyme and prose. This assortment bargains awesome examples of every style from the nice German writer's prolific career.
The poems variety in subject from younger romantic obsessions to mature reflections on existence. "The Erl-King" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" look one of the ballads, and his fiction during this assortment comprises the full textual content of Werther and passages from Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and different works. different writings characteristic observations on commute in Italy, feedback of the works of Shakespeare and Byron, and letters to family and friends. those delicate translations via Sir Walter Scott, Stephen Spender, Thomas Carlyle, and others have been particularly chosen through the Nobel laureate and significant of contemporary German literature, Thomas Mann, who presents an informative introduction.

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