JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Title: The Sorrows of Young Werther, Elective Affinities, Novella (Goethe: The Collected Works, Vol. 11)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Princeton University Press October 1995
0691043469 / 9780691043463
Seller ID: 20070607105067
Containing three of Goethe's major prose works, this volume explores a range of themes: unfulfilled love, infidelity, divorce, tragic love, fantasy, and moral rebirth. One of Goethe's best known works, "The Sorrows of Young Werther, " explores the extremes of the subjective experience through the novel's depiction of a sensitive young man caught up in a love impossible to fulfill. In "Elective Affinities, " a novel of tragic love, Goethe employs all the requisites of sentimental romance to give a deeply ironic perspective to the idea of love. As the title indicates, "Novella" examines the possibilities inherent in this genre.