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Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe’s masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious...


Erotica Romana: The Roman Elegies

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German literary prodigy Johann Wolfgang von Goethe breaks ground again with this volume of sensual love poetry. Despite its titillating title, these poems -- though shockingly candid in the context of the early...


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, R. D. Boylan & Nathen Haskell Dole

The 1774 publication of the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther transformed its 24-year-old author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, into a world-renowned literary sensation virtually overnight. The story...


Autobiography of Goethe: Truth and Poetry Relating to My Life

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) one can find the seed of most German thought, literature, science and theology. A hugely influential man, not only on Germany but on the rest of Europe,...


Faust: A Tragedy, Parts One and Two, Fully Revised

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Martin Greenberg

A classic of world literature, Goethe's Faust is a philosophical and poetic drama full of satire, irony, humor, and tragedy. Martin Greenberg re-creates not only the text's varied meter and rhyme but also its...


Faust I & II, Volume 2: Goethe's Collected Works

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Stuart Atkins & David E. Wellbery

One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe’s most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man’s pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power,...


The Sorrows of Young Werther/Die Leiden des jungen Werther: A Dual-Language Book

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Stanley Appelbaum

One of the first European bestsellers upon its 1774 publication, this classic of Romantic literature is written mostly in the form of letters in which the hero recounts his unrequited love for a married woman....


The Goethe Treasury: Selected Prose and Poetry

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Thomas Mann

In addition to his lyric poetry, Goethe wrote travel sketches, autobiographical studies, essays, letters, and proverbs in rhyme and prose. This collection presents outstanding examples from each genre.


Faust, Part One

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Enduring legend of the old philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power, profoundly retold in poetic form by one of the giants of literature.


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world.


103 Great Poems: A Dual-Language Book

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Exceptionally fine poetry by Germany's greatest literary figure, from his earliest, "An den Schlaf" ("To Sleep"), written when he was 18, to his last great poem, "Verdächtnis" ("Legacy"), written when he was...


Theory of Colours

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Charles L. Eastlake

The author of Faust provides a unique perspective on the nature of color, compensating for his scientific inaccuracy with inimitable prose and stimulating ideas.


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

These are the letters of Werther, a young artist of highly sensitive and passionate temperament, sent to his friend Wilhelm. In these letters Werther gives an intimate account of his stay in the village Wahlheim....


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Burton Pike

A Major New Translation

For more than two centuries the very title of this book has evoked the sensitivity of youth, the suffering of the artist, the idea of a hero too full of love to live. When it was first...


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an autobiographical novel which is loosely based on the life of its author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This publication is a classic originally published in the late 18th century...


The Sufferings of Young Werther: A New Translation by Stanley Corngold

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Stanley Corngold

"A highly readable, sensitive, and lively Werther. Corngold is both faithful to the German and true to the demands of a modern English text" —Jeremy Adler, Times Literary Supplement A masterpiece of European...


Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

MEPHISTOPHELES Since Thou, O Lord, deign'st to approach again And ask us how we do, in manner kindest, And heretofore to meet myself wert fain, Among Thy menials, now, my face Thou findest. Pardon, this troop...


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have carefully collected whatever I have been able to learn of the story of poor Werther, and here present it to you, knowing that you will thank me for it. To his spirit and character you cannot refuse your...


Faust: Parts I & II(NHB Classic Plays)

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Howard Brenton

A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

God and Mephistopheles make a bet on who can win the soul of Dr Faust. The...


The Sorrows of Young Werther (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #83]

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Nature has endowed [Goethe] more generously than anyone since Shakespeare." —Friedrich Schiller "[In] 'Werther', all the richness of [Goethe’s] gift was apparent… The extreme, nerve-shattering sensitivity...