This short book includes five key essays by Goethe (Nature, Explanatory Words on the Essay Nature, Happy Encounter, Perceptive Judgment, and Experiment as Mediator Between Object and Subject) and two by Rudolf Steiner (Inorganic Nature and Organic Nature, both from A Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception).
Faust, a once-godly scholar, is beginning to suspect that his efforts to learn the secrets of the universe will never be successful. Desperate, frustrated, and suicidal, he makes a deal with Mephistopheles, an agent of the devil. Signed in blood, the contract states that Mephistopheles will obey Faust on Earth, but in return, Faust must serve him in Hell. Faust is unaware that the pact is part of a wager that God and Mephistopheles have made over the fate of his immortal soul. Mephistopheles gives Faust anything and everything he wants, but is it worth the pain and suffering it causes Faust's loved ones? This is an unabridged version of German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragic play, first published in 1808, and translated by American poet Bayard Taylor in 1870.
One of the worlds first bestsellers, this tragic masterpiece attained an instant and lasting success upon its 1774 publication, catapulting the author to the forefront of the German literary movement known as Sturm und Drang. A burst of parodies, operas, poems, and plays based on The Sorrows of Young Werther rapidly ensued, along with the cultlike following of young romantics across Europe who affected the manner of the novels passionate and self-destructive hero.
Thoughts and ideas from the versatile and brilliant German writer and statesman. The German author of Faust takes a detour from his usual literary endeavors and offers snippets of his musings on life, literature, science, nature, politics, and the human condition. Essential for fans of Goethe's works, it provides a unique insight into the mind of the last true Renaissance man. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
These are the letters of Werther, a young artist of highly sensitive and passionate temperament, sent to his friend Wilhelm. In these letters Werther gives an intimate account of his stay in the village Wahlheim. He is enchanted by the peasants there and falls instantly in love with Charlotte. Charlotte is however already engaged.
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Theory of Colours (original German title Zur Farbenlehre) is a book by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet's views on the nature of colours and how these are perceived by humans. Published in 1810, it contains detailed descriptions of phenomena such as coloured shadows, refraction, and chromatic aberration. Goethe's book provides a catalogue of how colour is perceived in a wide variety of circumstances, and considers Isaac Newton's observations to be special cases. Unlike Newton, Goethe's concern was not so much with the analytic treatment of colour, as with the qualities of how phenomena are perceived. Philosophers have come to understand the distinction between the optical spectrum, as observed by Newton, and the phenomenon of human colour perception as presented by Goethe-a subject analyzed at length by Wittgenstein in his exegesis of Goethe in Remarks on Colour.
Ho raccolto con cura e qui espongo quanto ho potuto trovare intorno alla storia del povero Werther, e so che me ne sarete riconoscenti. Voi non potrete negare la vostra ammirazione e il vostro amore al suo spirito e al suo cuore, le vostre lacrime al suo destino. E tu, anima buona, che come lui senti l'interno tormento, attingi conforto dal suo dolore, e fai che questo scritto sia il tuo amico, se per colpa tua o della sorte non puoi trovarne di piu intimi. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Essential Goethe is the most comprehensive and representative one-volume collection of Goethe's writings ever published in English. It provides English-language readers easier access than ever before to the widest range of work by one of the greatest writers in world history. Goethe's work as playwright, poet, novelist, and autobiographer is fully represented. In addition to the works for which he is most famous, including Faust Part I and the lyric poems, the volume features important literary works that are rarely published in English--including the dramas Egmont, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Torquato Tasso and the bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, a foundational work in the history of the novel. The volume also offers a selection of Goethe's essays on the arts, philosophy, and science, which give access to the thought of a polymath unrivalled in the modern world. Primarily drawn from Princeton's authoritative twelve-volume Goethe edition, the translations are highly readable and reliable modern versions by scholars of Goethe. The volume also features an extensive introduction to Goethe's life and works by volume editor Matthew Bell. Includes: * Selected poems* Four complete dramas: Faust Part I, Egmont, Iphigenia in Tauris, and Torquato Tasso* The complete novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship* A selection from the travel journal Italian Journey* Selected essays on art and literature* Selected essays on philosophy and science* An extensive introduction to Goethe's life and works* A chronology of Goethe's life and times* A note on the texts and translations