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Elective affinities : a novel

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; David Constantine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charlotte and Eduard, aristocrats with little to occupy them, invite Ottilie and the Captain into their lives; against morality, good sense, and conscious will, all four a drawn into relationships as inexorably as if they were substances in a chemical equation..."-- Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; David Constantine
ISBN: 9780199555369 0199555362
OCLC Number: 264338785
Notes: Originally published as a World's classics paperback: 1994.
Description: xxv, 244 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Wahlverwandtschaften.
Responsibility: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Constantine.

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"Charlotte and Eduard, aristocrats with little to occupy them, invite Ottilie and the Captain into their lives; against morality, good sense, and conscious will, all four a drawn into relationships as inexorably as if they were substances in a chemical equation..."-- Publisher description.

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'... superbly translated'Nicholas Boyle Journal of European Studies, XXIV (1994) 'David Constantine has struck a readable tone that sets the novel in its time without pastiche. Thanks to the Read more...

 
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