The Sorrows of Young Werther

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 published in Germany, in 1774, The Sorrows of Young Werther created a sensation. Banned and condemned but embraced — especially by the young — it has continued to captivate. Now Burton Pike's startlingly new translation expresses as never before all the anguish, ideas, and ardor…
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My fortune has been and will be similar; and I am neither half so
Persons who can claim a certain rank keep themselves coldly aloof from the common people, as though they feared to lose their importance by the contact

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