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Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship) - Vol 3 (of 4)
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wilhelm Meister, Goethe's greatest novel, consists of Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, published in 1796, and Wilhelm Meister's Travels or the Renunciants, published in final form in 1829. Both parts of the novel deal with the adventures of a young man and the development of his character, each part, however, being conceived from a different point of view. In the Apprenticeship, Wilhelm Meister, the son of a well-to-do merchant, decides to join a band of strolling actors, both from personal enthusiasm for their profession and for the noble purpose of raising the German stage to a higher level. But he realizes, after some time, that he is not a born actor; the company to which he belongs cannot keep up the high standard which it had reached in the presentation of Shakespeare's Hamlet (book 5), and makes the stage a place of cheap amusement instead of a place of education; the life of the actors is of an indifferent, drifting nature, depending on the opportunities of the moment. Wilhelm withdraws from the stage and feels more at home with a certain secret society The Society of the Tower whose members as a rule belong to the nobility. Real culture and superior skill in worldly matters can be found among them. The high goal which they pursue in the education of man is to develop and to reconcile with each other all the qualities with which the individual is endowed by nature.

Title Details

Year:1796
Translator:Thomas Carlyle
Number of words:92,745
Print Length:265 pages
Price:$3.99

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Iphigenie in Tauris (Iphigenia in Tauris)

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Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship) - Vol 2 (of 4)

Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship) - Vol 3 (of 4)

Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship) - Vol 4 (of 4)





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