Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This large print edition of Goethe's classic "Faust" is printed on high quality paper in an easy-to-read format. Illustrated throughout with art by Harry Clarke. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This large print edition of Goethe's classic Faust is printed on high quality paper in an easy-to-read format. Illustrated throughout with art by Harry Clarke.
L'autore: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , 28 August 1749 ? 22 March 1832) was a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November of 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After returning from a tour of Italy in 1788, his first major scientific work, the Metamorphosis of Plants, was published. In 1791 he was made managing director of the theatre at Weimar, and in 1794 he began a friendship with the dramatist, historian, and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, whose plays he premiered until Schiller's death in 1805. During this period Goethe published his second novel, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, the verse epic Hermann and Dorothea, and, in 1808, the first part of his most celebrated drama, Faust. His conversations and various common undertakings throughout the 1790s with Schiller, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Johann Gottfried Herder, Alexander von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and August and Friedrich Schlegel have, in later years, been collectively termed Weimar Classicism. Goethe's poems were set to music throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by a number of composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Charles Gounod, Richard Wagner, Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler.
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Descrizione libro Createspace Independent Pub, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. large print edition. 248 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.56 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk1493690140
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Descrizione libro Large Print Treasury, 2013. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Clarke, Harry (illustratore). Large Print Edition. Glossy pictorial wraps in color. Illustrated by the genius artist Harry Clarke throughout. High quality paper in an easy to read format. Translated in the original metres by Bayard Taylor. Goethe’s masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Faust, an audacious man, boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience, or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever. The tremendous versatility of Goethe’s genius creates some of the most beautiful passages in literature. We experience Goethe’s characteristic humor, the excitement and eroticism of the witches’ Walpurgis Night, and the moving emotion of Gretchen’s tragic fate. 246 pages. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 017845