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Who Was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. His works include plays, poetry, literature, and aesthetic criticism as well as treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. He is considered to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. Learn more about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books of All Time

Why these best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

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Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books: The Sorrows of Young Werther
1. The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Published 1774 // 88 pages // Rated 3.7 over 98,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books: Faust
2. Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Published 1832 // 503 pages // Rated 4.0 over 26,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
3. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Published 1795 // 396 pages // Rated 3.8 over 2,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books: Theory of Colours
4. Theory of Colours - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Published 1810 // 423 pages // Rated 4.1 over 700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books: Elective Affinities
5. Elective Affinities - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Published 1809 // 272 pages // Rated 3.7 over 8,900 reviews on Goodreads

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