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The Youth of Goethe   By: (1849-1918)

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THE YOUTH OF GOETHE

BY P. HUME BROWN, LL.D., F.B.A.

LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W. 1913

TO

THE VISCOUNT HALDANE OF CLOAN, LORD CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN.

MY DEAR CHANCELLOR, AS THE "ONLY BEGETTER" OF THIS BOOK, IT SEEMS ALMOST OBLIGATORY THAT IT SHOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR NAME.

THE AUTHOR.

GOETHE'S BIOGRAPHIE.

"Anfangs ist es ein Punkt der leise zum Kreise sich öffnet, Aber, wachsend, umfasst dieser am Ende die Welt."

FRIEDRICH HEBBEL.

"In the beginning a point that soft to the circle expandeth, But the circle at length, growing, enclaspeth the world."

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

EARLY YEARS IN FRANKFORT

1749 1765

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GOETHE'S BIRTHPLACE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON HIM 1 PERIOD OF HIS BIRTH 4 HIS FATHER 6 HIS MOTHER 8 HIS SISTER 10 FAMILY FRIENDS 11 HIS EDUCATION 12 RELIGIOUS INFLUENCES 14 THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR 18 FRENCH OCCUPATION OF FRANKFORT 19 GOETHE'S FIRST LOVE 21 DESTINED FOR THE STUDY OF LAW 23 THE BOY THE FATHER OF THE MAN 25 HIS CHARACTER AND EARLY TASTES 27

CHAPTER II

STUDENT IN LEIPZIG

OCTOBER, 1765 SEPTEMBER, 1768

GOES TO LEIPZIG 29 HIS WILD LIFE THERE 29 SOCIETY OF LEIPZIG 31 HIS IRREGULAR STUDIES 33 ADOPTS LEIPZIG FASHIONS 35 FEMININE INFLUENCES 36 DANDYISM 37 FALLS IN LOVE WITH KÄTHCHEN SCHÖNKOPF 38 FRIENDSHIP WITH BEHRISCH 39 HIS RELATIONS TO KÄTHCHEN 40 MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTS 44 FRIENDSHIP WITH OESER 46 STATE OF GERMAN LITERATURE 48 POEMS OF THE PERIOD 49 DIE LAUNE DES VERLIEBTEN 51 DIE MITSCHULDIGEN 52 INSPIRATION 54

CHAPTER III

AT HOME IN FRANKFORT

SEPTEMBER, 1768 APRIL, 1770

RETURNS TO FRANKFORT 57 HIS BROKEN HEALTH 58 RELATIONS TO HIS FATHER 58 HIS SISTER 60 INTEREST IN RELIGION 61 FRIENDSHIP WITH FRÄULEIN VON KLETTENBERG 62 A MYSTERIOUS MEDICINE 63 EVOLVES A RELIGIOUS CREED 65 INFLUENCE OF FRÄULEIN VON KLETTENBERG 66 INTEREST IN LITERATURE AND ART 67 LESSING AND WIELAND 70 RIPENING POWERS 71

CHAPTER IV

GOETHE IN STRASSBURG

APRIL, 1770 AUGUST, 1771

SETTLEMENT IN STRASSBURG 75 INFLUENCES OF STRASSBURG 75 CHANGE IN HIS RELIGIOUS FEELINGS 76 MANNER OF LIFE IN STRASSBURG 78 FRIENDSHIP WITH DR. SALZMANN 79 RELATIONS TO JUNG STILLING 83 COMES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HERDER 84 YOUNG'S CONJECTURES ON ORIGINAL COMPOSITION 90 ITS INFLUENCE ON GOETHE'S GENIUS 93 FRIEDERIKE BRION 95 HIS RELATIONS TO HER 96 PARTING FROM HER 101 MISCELLANEOUS STUDIES 102 SELF DISCIPLINE 103 POEMS ADDRESSED TO FRIEDERIKE 105

CHAPTER V

FRANKFORT GÖTZ... Continue reading book >>




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