Books by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

About

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) perhaps comes as close as any man to deserving the title of universal genius. Poet, dramatist, critic, scientist, administrator and novelist, he was born at Frankfurt-am-Main in 1749, the son of well-to-do parents with intellectual interests; and he studied at the University of Leipzig and at Strassburg, where he wrote a play which initiated the important Sturm und Drang movement. During the next five years he practiced law in Frankfurt and wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther, a remarkable novel autobiographical of one side of Goethe's nature. In 1775 he went to visit the court of the young Duke of Weimar, and, except for an extended journey to Italy a decade later, stayed there the rest of his life, filling at one time or another all the major posts in the Weimar government. Here a close friendship with Schiller developed, and here he conducted important scientific experiments and published a steady stream of books of the highest order and in many different forms. He became the director of the Weimar Theatre in 1791 and made it the most famous in Europe. His life held a number of ardent loves, which he celebrated in lyrics that are compared to Shakespeare's, and in 1806 he married Christiane Vulpius whom he had loved for many years. In later life Goethe became a generous patron of younger writers, including Byron and Carlyle. In 1790 he published the first version of his life work as Faust, a Fragment, but Part I of the completed Faust did not appear until 1808, while Part II was finished and published only a few months before Goethe's death in 1832.

Titles

Briefwechsel mit Humboldt

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Wilhelm Von Humboldt, et al.

$48.50

Goetz de Berlichingen à la main de fer

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$14.90

Iphigénie en Tauride

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$14.90

Le Renard

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$14.90

Goethes Gespräche - 1811-1818

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$28.90

Die Kanonade von Valmy 1792

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$29.90

Poesía

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$6.00

Der Griot

Denis Geier and Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$5.49

Les Révoltés

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$14.90

Nouvelle

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$14.90

Die Kanonade von Valmy 1792

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$59.90

The Metamorphosis of Plants

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$29.95
$27.85

Wilhelm Meister's Travels; And the Recreations of the German...

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and Nathan Haskell Dole

$40.74

The Fellow Culprits

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$6.95

The Recreations of the German Emigrants: A Fairy Tale

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$7.95

Epigrams

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$6.95

Theory of Colours:

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$16.95
$15.76

Divan oriental-occidental

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$14.90

Italienische Reise - Band I

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$19.90

Fausto Volume I

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$15.90

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$9.99

The Sorrows of Young Werther: Large Print

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$9.99

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship: Original Text

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

$18.99