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The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing

Miss Sara Sampson, Philotas, Emilia Galotti, Nathan the Wise

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Published: 1878
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,425 / 316 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 617
Added to site: 2010.08.15
mnybks.net#: 28718
Genre: Drama
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ed men, whom he held the world had maligned, as well as several plays, among which were the 'Jews,' 'The Woman-hater,' 'The Freethinker,' 'The Treasure,' as well as the fragmentary play 'Samuel Henzi,' a novel attempt to treat of modern historical incidents on the stage. A somewhat savage attack, entitled 'Vade mecum,' in which he criticised unsparingly a certain Pastor Lange's rendering of 'Horace,' drew upon Lessing the attention of the learned world, and since he was in the right in his strictures, they regarded him with mingled fear and admiration. His renewed criticisms in Voss's Gazette further maintained his reputation as a redoubtable critic.

These were happy, hopeful years in Lessing's life; he enjoyed his work, and it brought him success. He had, moreover, formed some of the warmest friendships of his life with the bookseller Nicolai and the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. With the former he discoursed on English literature, with the latter, on æsthetic and metaphysical themes.

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