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The Auto-Biography of Goethe; Truth and Poetry - From My Own Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R268 Discovery Miles 2 680
The Auto-Biography of Goethe; Truth and Poetry - From My Own Life (Paperback): Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The Auto-Biography of Goethe; Truth and Poetry - From My Own Life (Paperback): Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The Auto-Biography of Goethe; Truth and Poetry - From My Own Life (Paperback)

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... PAET THE THIRD. CARE IS TAKEN THAT TREES DO NOT GROW INTO THE SETT. ELEVENTH BOOK. After I had, in that bower of Sesenheim, finished my talc, in which the ordinary and the impossible were so agreeably alternated, I perceived that my hearers, who had already shown peculiar sympathy, were now enchanted in the highest degree by my singular narrative. They pressed me urgently to write down the talc, that they might often repeat it by reading it among themselves, and to others. I promised this the more willingly, as I thus hoped to gain a pretext for repeating my visit, and for an opportunity of forming a closer connexion. The party separated for a moment, and all were inclined to feel that after a day spent in so lively a manner, the evening might fall rather flat. From this anxiety I was freed by my friend, who asked permission to take leave at once, in the name of us both, because, as an industrious academical citizen, regular in his studies, he wished to pass the night at Drusenheim, and to be early in the morning at Strasburg. We both reached our night-quarters in silence; I, because I felt a grapple on my heart, which drew me back; he, because he had something else on his mind, which he told me as soon as we had arrived. "It is strange," he began, "that you should just hit upon this tale. Did not you remark that it made quite a peculiar impression?" "Nay," answered I, "how could I help observing that the elder one laughed more than was consistent at certain passages, that the younger one shook her head, that all of you looked significantly at each other, and that you yourself were nearly put out of countenance. I do not deny that I almost felt embarrassed myself, for it struck me that it was perhaps improper to tell the dear girls a...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-36046-1
Barcode: 9781230360461
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-36046-8

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