The Sorrows of Young Werther Summary
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The Sorrows of Young Werther Summary

"The Sorrows of Young Werther," in many senses a classic of the epistolary genre of novels, opens with the titular protagonist having just completed a move to a rural town made in order to escape a romantic entanglement with a woman named Leonora and her sister. Werther is positively enraptured with his new surroundings, and, at the cost of his artistic endeavors, he spends much time meandering the countryside and observing the peasants' lifestyle. At...

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