Die Leiden des jungen Werther, vol 2

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Published: 1774
Language: German
Wordcount: 23,344 / 78 pg
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 2,777
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tische Behaglichkeit dazu. Und so ist der Glückliche vollkommen fertig, das Geschöpf unserer selbst.

Dagegen, wenn wir mit all unserer Schwachheit und Mühseligkeit nur gerade fortarbeiten, so finden wir gar oft, daß wir mit unserem Schlendern und Lavieren es weiter bringen als andere mit ihrem Segeln und Rudern--und--das ist doch ein wahres Gefühl seiner selbst, wenn man andern gleich oder gar vorläuft.

Am 26. November

Ich fange an, mich insofern ganz leidlich hier zu befinden. Das beste ist, daß es zu tun genug gibt; und dann die vielerlei Menschen, die allerlei neuen Gestalten machen mir ein buntes Schauspiel vor meiner Seele. Ich habe den Grafen C... kennen lernen, einen Mann, den ich jeden Tag mehr verehren muß, einen weiten, großen Kopf, und der deswegen nicht kalt ist, weil er viel übersieht; aus dessen Umgange so viel Empfindung für Freundschaft und Liebe hervorleuchtet. Er nahm teil an mir, als ich einen Geschäftsauftrag an ihn ausrichtete und er bei den ersten Worten merkte, daß wir un

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.07.17
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Beware! This volume is not the complete book. This volume is the second half of the book 'Die Leiden des jungen Werther', for the second half of the story you will have to download 'Die Leiden des jungen Werther - Band 1' as well. The complete version of this book has app. 110 pages in print, so it can be read in one evening. 'Die Leiden des jungen Werther' is a major literary work, and I recommend it to everyone who loves reading good literature.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) published this book in 1874. Most of the book is written as a epistolary novel in the form of letters written by the 'me' (Werther) to his friend Wilhelm. This book is typical for the 'Sturm und Drang'-period, which is a type of German literature written mainly in the period 1767-1785. It is a reaction to the rationalism of the Enlightenment and advocates listening to your heart, feelings take precedence.

In this book the student Werther falls in love with Lotte, who looks after her brothers and sisters after the death of her mother. Lotte is engaged to Albert. Werther becomes friends with Lotte and Albert, even though it hurts him that they are engaged. After a while his pain becomes too much and he leaves town, but later decides to go back. I won't tell what happens then because I don't want to give away the ending, but there is a lot of emotions, feelings, hurt and desperation before this book ends.


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