Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This novel explores the romantic relationships and social dynamics of four characters: a married couple, their close friend, and a young girl who becomes part of the household. The story is a study of how people's choices, passions, and societal norms can shape their relationships, often with tragic consequences. The narrative delves into themes of marriage, love, morality, and the intersection of personal feelings with societal expectations.

The 995th greatest book of all time


Published
1809
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
320-400
Words
78,000
Original Language
German

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