Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship" is a classic coming-of-age story that follows the protagonist, Wilhelm, through his journey of self-discovery. Caught between his bourgeois background and his aspirations to become an actor, Wilhelm embarks on an odyssey that introduces him to a variety of characters and experiences. The novel explores themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of artistic excellence, while also critiquing the social norms and expectations of the time.

The 895th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 417

Since this book was first published in 1795, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 417.0.

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