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The Auto-Biography of Goethe

The Auto-Biography of Goethe
Truth and Poetry: From my Own Life
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108057486

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  • The playwright and critic John Oxenford (1812–77) had an acute aptitude for languages. Although he translated both Molière and Calderón into English, he specialised in German translations and set high standards, not least with his rendering of several works by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832). Among the greatest literary figures of his day, Goethe combined considerable achievements as a poet, novelist and playwright with his diverse interests in natural science and politics. This two-volume translation of his autobiography first appeared in 1848–9. In Volume 1, Goethe tells the story of his life from the day he was born until the publication of The Sorrows of Young Werther. Volume 2 contains the last seven books of the autobiography, in which Goethe settles in Weimar and helps make it an important cultural centre. Also included are letters from Switzerland along with notes from his Italian travels during the 1880s.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108057486
    • dimensions: 221 x 142 x 64 mm
    • weight: 1.371kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Advertisement
    Author's preface
    Part I: First book
    Second book
    Third book
    Fourth book
    Fifth book
    Part II: Sixth book
    Seventh book
    Eighth book
    Ninth book
    Tenth book
    Part III: Eleventh book
    Twelfth book
    Thirteenth book. Volume 2. Advertisement
    Fourteenth book
    Fifteenth book
    Sixteenth book
    Seventeenth book
    Eighteenth book
    Nineteenth book
    Twentieth book
    Letters from Switzerland: First part
    Second part
    Letters from Italy: From Carlsbad to the Brenner
    From the Brenner to Verona
    From Verona to Venice
    From Ferrara to Rome

  • Author

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


    John Oxenford

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