The sorrows of young werther propelled goethe to instant fame when it first appeared in 1774 goethes story of a sensitive young artist an alienated youth of searching introspection and passionate intensity captured the romantic sensibility of the day and led to a wave of imitations. The sorrows of young werther johann wolfgang von goethe translated by david constantine oxford worlds classics a new translation of the novel that made goethes name the tragic account of a passionate infatuation featuring the archetypal romantic hero that created a sensation on first publication. The sorrows of young werther german die leiden des jungen werthers is a loosely autobiographical epistolary novel by johann wolfgang von goethe first published in 1774 a revised edition followed in 1787 the sorrows of young werther oxford worlds classics . Title the sorrows of young werther author johann wolfgang von goethe translator david constantine published oxford worlds classics 1771 pages 160 genres classic my copy paperback buy amazon book depository kindle or visit your local indie bookstore the sorrows of young werther is an epistolary novel that has influenced the romantic movement. The sorrows of young werther questions and answers the question and answer section for the sorrows of young werther is a great resource to ask questions find answers and discuss the novel
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