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Werther is the young man whose letters comprise the story of his ill-fated love for the beautiful Lotte. Werther is dispatched by his mother to an unnamed town to represent her in a disputed inheritance matter. There is duplicitous purpose for his travel, however, as he is running from the tragic and mysterious death of his friend, Lenore. Werther writes his friend Wilhelm frequently—first with updates about the inheritance issue and the beauty of nature that surrounds the town in which he finds himself.

However, soon after his arrival, Werther meets the lovely Lotte. Lotte, another woman warns, is not available and is engaged to another man, and therefore Werther should not allow himself to be attracted by her charms. However, she is beautiful, kind, gracious and totally captivating and Werther cannot resist her.

Throughout Werther's letters to Wilhelm are interspersed indications that Werther is victim...

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