The Sorrows of Young Werther

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Preface

I have carefully collected whatever I have been able to learn of the story of poor Werther, and here present it to you, knowing that you will thank me for it. To his spirit and character you cannot refuse your admiration and love: to his fate you will not deny your tears.

And thou, good soul, who sufferest the same distress as he endured once, draw comfort from his sorrows; and let this little book be thy friend, if, owing to fortune or through thine own fault, thou canst not find a dearer companion.

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Chicago: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Preface," The Sorrows of Young Werther, ed. Nathen Haskell Dole and trans. Boylan, R. Dillon, and Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881 in The Sorrows of Young Werther (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921), Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2020, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NZSD25GDVV1HNC4.

MLA: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. "Preface." The Sorrows of Young Werther, edited by Nathen Haskell Dole, and translated by Boylan, R. Dillon, and Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881, in The Sorrows of Young Werther, New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1921, Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2020. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NZSD25GDVV1HNC4.

Harvard: Goethe, JW, 'Preface' in The Sorrows of Young Werther, ed. and trans. . cited in 1921, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Henry Holt and Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2020, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NZSD25GDVV1HNC4.