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Description - Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A major work of German romanticism in a translation that is acknowledged as the definitive English language version. The Vintage Classics edition also includes NOVELLA, Goethe's poetic vision of an idyllic pastoral society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812969900
ISBN-10: 0812969901
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1749-1832) was a novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, and scientist. He wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was just twenty-four. His enduring dramatic poem -Faust- took fifty-seven years to write and was published in its entirety only after Goethe's death at eighty-three. BURTON PIKE is professor emeritus of comparative literature at CUNY Graduate Center. A leading critic, scholar, and translator of German literature, he has written and edited books on Robert Musil, Thomas Mann, and many others, and was the editor and co-translator of Musil's The Man With-out Qualities. From the Hardcover edition.

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