The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Medium | German epistolary novel


"The Sorrows of Young Werther" is a 1774 novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, portraying the tragic tale of Werther, a passionate young artist who falls in love with Lotte. Set in the fictional town of Wahlheim, Werther's unrequited love leads to his ultimate despair and suicide, making it a cautionary tale about unfulfilled passion.

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