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by David Constantine,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Author: David Constantine,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 23, 1994)
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Elective Affinities (German: Die ), also translated under the title Kindred by Choice, is the third novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1809.
Elective Affinities (German: Die ), also translated under the title Kindred by Choice, is the third novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1809. The title is taken from a scientific term once used to describe the tendency of chemical species to combine with certain substances or species in preference to others
This item:Elective Affinities: A Novel (Oxford World's Classics) by Johann Wolfgang . This is a very surprising book. I read about in the list of 20 great but neglected novels published in a newspaper and it piqued my curiosity
This is a very surprising book. I read about in the list of 20 great but neglected novels published in a newspaper and it piqued my curiosity. Glad I read it. It is a very introspective book, getting deep into the character psyche of protagonists, with extremely intelligent discussions.
David Constantine is a respected translator and poet, and the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award for . The literary impact of Johann Goethe's 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther cannot be underestimated.
David Constantine is a respected translator and poet, and the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award for 2010. Series: Oxford World's Classics. It was the second Gothic novel, a decade after the first: Horace Walpole's The Castle of Ortranto. The Old English Barron followed in 1778 and The Mysteries of Udolpho in 1794. in 1796 The Monk was published and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in 1818 where the unloved monster finds a worn copy of The Sorrows of Young Werther and likens himself to the protagonist.
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It is a very beautiful short novel by Goethe. It was first published in 1809, describing the life of the leisure society of the time. I personally enjoy very much descriptions of any past time society and Goethe's style is wonderful. Loved it. Could not put it down. 2 people found this helpful.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, scientist, philosopher, and for ten years chief minister of state at Weimar. The Sorrows of Young Werther. Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. Letter to A. F. Oeser (9 November 1768), Early and miscellaneous letters of J. W. Goethe, including letters to his mother. With notes and a short biography (1884). Wo viel Licht ist, ist starker Schatten.
In Elective Affinities Goethe conducts an experiment with the lives of people who are living badly. Charlotte and Eduard, aristocracts with little to occupy them, invite Ottilie and the Captain into their lives; against morality, good sense, and conscious volition all four are drawn into relationships as inexorably as if they were substances in a chemical equation. The vel asks whether we have free will or t; more disturbingly, it confronts its characters with the monstrous consequences of their repression of any real life in themselves.
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Johann wolfgang von goethe. By Delphi Classics, 2013 . The novel made the young Goethe one of the true first international literary celebrities. The Sorrows of Young Werther is depicted as a collection of letters written by a young artist of highly sensitive and passionate temperament, sent to his friend Wilhelm. buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when.
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