The Sorrows of Young Werther   

by Goethe    

Hesse, 1774

its genre  
  • novels  
originally written in
under the title
Die Leiden des jungen Werther

epistolary novel which was a phenomenal best-selling sensation in 1774 and which many critics consider to mark the beginning of the Romantic movement (or, more properly, the "Sturm und Drang" literary movement in Germany)

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