Lotte In Weimar

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Forty years after their youthful association, the real-life heroine of Goethe’s novel ‘The Sorrows of Werther’ goes to Weimar to see Goethe. To her surprise, Lotte is greeted as a celebrity and taken up into Goethe’s set.

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Read Thomas Mann’s meditation on the power of literary representation and the tyranny of the writer’s imagination.

Mann’s novel, written some 150 years after Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, follows Lotte Kestner, Goethe’s real-life heroine, as she makes a pilgrimage to Weimar to meet the author who courted her forty years before. To her surprise, Lotte is greeted on her arrival as a celebrity and immediately taken up into Goethe’s set. Time and place are brilliantly evoked in Mann’s novel, but its genius lies in his masterful portrayal of Goethe himself, and of the astonishing influence he exerted on his contemporaries.

‘A masterpiece’ Stefan Zweig

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Weight 0.318 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 380

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

833.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K