Lotte in Weimar

Lotte in Weimar - Vintage Classics

Paperback (03 Jan 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Thomas Mann's meditation on the power of literary representation and the tyranny of the writer's imagination, published in Vintage Classics for the first time.

Mann's novel, written some 150 years after Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, follows Lotte Kestner, Goethe's real-life heroine, as she makes a pilgrimage to Weimar to meet the author who courted her forty years before. To her surprise, Lotte is greeted on her arrival as a celebrity and immediately taken up into Goethe's set. Time and place are brilliantly evoked in Mann's novel, but its genius lies in his masterful portrayal of Goethe himself, and of the astonishing influence he exerted on his contemporaries.

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784875053
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 833.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 380
Weight: 318g
Height: 193mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 26mm