Hermann And Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This classic narrative poem tells the story of two young people, Hermann and Dorothea, who find love amidst the turmoil of war. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution's impact on Germany, the poem explores themes of duty, community, and the personal transformations that arise from political upheaval. Hermann, the son of a prosperous innkeeper, initially sets out to aid refugees fleeing the conflict and encounters Dorothea, a strong and principled woman among them. Their relationship develops as they navigate the challenges of their time, ultimately leading to a union that symbolizes hope and the enduring human spirit in the face of adversity.

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Total Points: 45

Since this book was first published in 1797, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 45.0.

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