New The Life Of Goethe; 1788-1815. From The Italian Journey To The Wars Of Liber For Sale
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The Life of Goethe; 1788-1815. from the Italian Journey to the Wars of Liberation Volume 2
by Albert Bielschowsky
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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 2; Original Publisher: G. P. Putnam's sons; Publication date: 1907; Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / German; Poetry / Continental European;
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...the harp began to play outside the door; the old man brought his most affecting songs as an evening offering to the friend, who, holding his child closer and closer in his arms, was enjoying the purest and most indescribable happiness." This scene, which Goethe has painted with loving care and with the utmost soul-thrilling power, was doubtless that of which he confessed to Frau von Stein that he had wept bitterly as he filled in the details. It is not shallow caprice in the author, as though he had desired to bring a touching scene to a melodramatic close; that he brings the Harpist with soothing songs to Wilhelm's door; he has from the very outset endowed this man with a mysterious prescience, enabling him at the proper hour to arouse or to quiet Wilhelm's soul by word and tone. Even after the first song that he hears from him Wilhelm can scarcely refrain from falling into his arms; after the second he addresses him as a helpful, protecting spirit, who has come with a voice of blessing and inspiration. Then, in a moment of annoying unrest, stealing up to the Harpist's door, he hears the song, Whoe'er his bread with tears ne'er ate, and, feeling himself rid of all faint-heartedness, begs for another song. The singing is followed by a conversation. "To everything that Wilhelm said to him," the author informs us, "the Harpist, with the purest accordance, answered in allusions which aroused all the related emotions and opened a wide field for the imagination." He feels an indescribable desire to decipher the enigmatical old man, and it is his unavowed determination to leave neither the poor Harpist nor Mignon to the caprices of a cold world. In Mignon and the Harpist Goethe has introduced into his novel those mysterious forces, beyond the reach of...
Title The Life of Goethe; 1788-1815. from the Italian Journey to the Wars of Liberation Volume 2
Author Albert Bielschowsky
Dimensions7.4 in. x 0.3 in. x 9.7 in.
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