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Elective Affinities; Summary
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything you need to understand or teach Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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Elective Affinities; Summary

Plot Summary

Charlotte and Edward are a wealthy Victorian couple who have been married for a few years. They have both been married before and widowed. Edward suggests that his childhood friend, the Captain, should come and stay with them in their castle, and Charlotte also sends for her niece, Ottilie. Ottilie is a shy teenage girl and has not been doing well at boarding school. Once the Captain and Ottilie arrive, the four have a wonderful time together, renovating the castle grounds. Ottilie and Edward fall in love, and a very deep friendship develops between Charlotte and the Captain. Charlotte and the Captain quickly decide they must behave honorably, and the Captain leaves. Edward, however, has no such scruple and decides that he and Charlotte should get divorced, so he can marry Ottilie, and Charlotte can marry the Captain.

When Charlotte tries to send Ottilie back to school, Edward...

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