The Sorrows of Young Werther is a classical book by one of Germany's greatest writers, Mr. Johann Goethe. The book first saw the light of day back in 1774. It's partially autobiographical and partially fictional. The international critics call it a fundamental, defining novel in European literature that later on had heavy influence on a whole new movement in literature in the 18th and 19th centuries. The author wrote this iconic book when he was a 24-year-old man.
All he needed was 6 weeks to write Werther. It took the novel very little time to become a huge hit and it made Goethe a true celebrity, one of the greatest writers of his time. To this day, Werther is his most successful and international known work. Most of the book consists of multiple messages written by the main character of the story, a striving young artist who has a weak, sensitive soul.
The letters are addressed to his best friend and describe Werther's life in a village where the peasants (the simple folks) inspired him and made him adopt their ways. Next, he meets a gorgeous young lady. She takes good care of her family after their mom passed away. The young man instantly feels connected to her, even though he knows that she is officially taken by another man.
And, despite the fact that it pains him to see the two together, he becomes close with the couple and spends a lot of time with them. However, pretty soon his pain forces him to leave the village. And by the time he returns, Charlotte is already a married woman. So, Werther decides to take his own life just to finish his tortures...This is a heartfelt, touching and thought-provoking story about a young man's tragic death due to a sensitive soul.