Italian Journey by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The book is a classic travel memoir that chronicles the author's journey through Italy from 1786 to 1788. During his travels, he explores the rich cultural heritage, art, and history of the country, seeking to understand the influence of classical antiquity and the Renaissance on contemporary European thought. The narrative is a blend of personal reflections, detailed descriptions of the landscapes, cities, and people he encounters, as well as musings on art and literature. The author's experiences in Italy mark a significant period of personal growth and intellectual development, profoundly impacting his subsequent literary work and contributing to the broader European cultural movement known as Weimar Classicism.

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Total Points: 78

Since this book was first published in 1816, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 78.0.

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