After Jena is the first scholarly work in English to set Goethe's influential and controversial novel Elective Affinities (Die Wahlverwandtschaften, 1809) squarely within the turbulent time in which it was written. Peter J. Schwartz explores the era of rapid modernization following Prussia's defeat at the battle Jena-Auerstedt. Adducing evidence from many spheres and applying the tools of several disciplines, Schwartz persuasively shows how Elective Affinities reflects post-Jena changes in marriage, property, and ...

After Jena: Goethe's Elective Affinities and the End of the Old Regime 2010, Bucknell University Press

ISBN-13: 9781611483147

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After Jena: Goethe's Elective Affinities and the End of the Old Regime 2009, Bucknell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780838757192

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