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Elective Affinities (Penguin Classics)
Elective Affinities (Penguin Classics) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 0140442421 9780140442427 Eduard and Charlotte are an aristocratic couple who live a harmonious but idle life in their estate. But the peace of their existence is th
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Elective Affinities (Penguin Classics) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Eduard and Charlotte are an aristocratic couple who live a harmonious but idle life in their estate. But the peace of their existence is thrown into chaos when two visitors - Eduards friend the Captain and Charlottes passionate young ward Ottilie - provoke unexpected attraction and forbidden love. Taking its title from the principle of elective affinities - the theory that certain chemicals are naturally drawn to one another - this is a penetrating study of marriage and adultery. Inspired by Goethes own conflicting loyalties as he battled to maintain his relationship with his wife and control his feelings for a younger woman, Elective Affinities is one of the greatest works of the romance era: a rich exploration of love, conflict, and the inescapable force of fate.

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 1978-10-26

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ISBN: 0140442421


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