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Miss Sara Sampson

Miss Sara Sampson by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
By: (1729-1781)

G.E. Lessing, widely regarded by students of theater as the world's first dramaturg, was also one of the first proponents of the German bourgeois tragedy. Miss Sara Sampson, in which a young woman runs off with a ne'er-do-well who is still entangled with his former mistress, was a reaction against the Voltarian verse drama popular in the eighteenth century.

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Transcriber's Note: 1. Page scan source: http://books.google.com/books?id=BPQIAAAAQAAJ&pg

[Illustration: Lessing.]

THE DRAMATIC WORKS

OF

G. E. LESSING.

Translated from the German.

EDITED BY ERNEST BELL, M.A., TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

WITH A SHORT MEMOIR BY HELEN ZIMMERN.

MISS SARA SAMPSON , PHILOTAS , EMILIA GALOTTI , NATHAN THE WISE .

LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN. 1878.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES ANB SONS, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

PREFACE.

A Translation of some of Lessing's works has long been contemplated for 'Bonn's Standard Library,' and the publishers are glad to be able to bring it out at a time when an increased appreciation of this writer has become manifest in this country... Continue reading book >>


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