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The Man of Fifty (Hesperus Classics)

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For a writer that receives as much praise as Goethe, this book was pretty superficial. The plot of an older man trying to woo younger women has been seen in numerous works over the years (Balzac's Cousin Bette comes to mind). But this story never goes anywhere. It is not a torturous read, or a bad book. I can't say many negative things about it. But on the other hand, I can't say many positive things about it. If you have nothing else to read, then this will be OK. But I would steer clear and search for something with a bit more substance. ( )
  GaryPatella | Jul 23, 2012 |
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Byatt, A. S.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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