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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Before he was thirty, Goethe had proven himself a master of the novel, the drama, and lyric poetry. But even more impressive than his versatility was his unwillingness ever to settle into a single style or approach; whenever he used a literary form, he made of it something new.

Born in 1749 to a well-to-do family in Frankfurt, he was sent to Strasbourg to earn a law degree. There, he met the poet-philosopher Herder, discovered Shakespeare, and began to write poetry. His play Götz von Berlichingen (1773) made him famous throughout Germany. He was invited to the court of the duke of... Read More

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Faust
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Bantam Classics | Paperback | July 1988
$5.95/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-21348-5 (0-553-21348-2)

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 man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience, or knowledge can lead him... Read more






Goethe's Faust
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Translated by Walter Kaufmann, Introduction by Walter Kaufmann
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1962
$11.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-03114-1 (0-385-03114-9)

The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two. Read more






Selected Works
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 2000
$35.00/39.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41044-4 (0-375-41044-9)

One of the towering figures of world literature, Goethe has never held quite as prominent a place in the English-speaking world as he deserves. This collection of his four major works, together with a selection of his finest letters and poems, shows that he is not only one of the very...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Translated by Burton Pike
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2005
$10.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6990-0 (0-8129-6990-1)

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. Read more






The Sorrows of Young Werther
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1990
$11.00/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72951-8 (0-679-72951-8)

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. Read more





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