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The Beloved Returns

(Lotte in Weimar)
A novel by

Thomas Mann, fascinated with the concept of genius and with the richness of German culture, found in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe the embodiment of the German culture hero. Mann's novelistic biography of Goethe was first published in English in 1940. Lotte in Weimar is a vivid dual portrait-a complex study of Goethe and of Lotte, the still-vivacious woman who in her youth was the model for Charlotte in Goethe's widely-read The Sorrows of Young Werther. Lotte's thoughts, as she anticipates meeting Goethe again after forty years, and her conversations with those in Weimar who knew the great man, allow Mann to assess Goethe's genius from many points of view. Hayden White's fresh appraisal of the novel reveals its consonances with our own concerns.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Lotte In Weimar (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 1-78487-505-8 / 978-1-78487-505-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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May 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: Lotte in Weimar
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-7493-8692-4 / 978-0-7493-8692-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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March 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: Lotte in Weimar (Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-14-018143-1 / 978-0-14-018143-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 1990 : USA Paperback

Title: Lotte in Weimar: The Beloved Returns
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-520-07007-0 / 978-0-520-07007-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of California Press
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September 1983 : USA Paperback

Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-394-71745-7 / 978-0-394-71745-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1968 : UK Paperback

Title: Lotte in Weimar (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): H Lowe-Porter, Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-14-002850-1 / 978-0-14-002850-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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