Tragedy

The Sorrows of Young Werther

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The Sorrows of Young Werther (German, Die Leiden des jungen Werther, originally published as Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an epistolar…

Antony and Cleopatra

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William Shakespeare


Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed…

Antigone

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Sophocles


This is the final installment in Sophocles' Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliber…

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Tess of the d'Urbervilles subtitled, "A Pure Woman," is the story of a young working woman named Tess Durbeyfield who is sent by h…

Shakespeare's Sonnets (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal wit…

The Mayor of Casterbridge (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural …

Romeo and Juliet (version 3)

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William Shakespeare


Romeo and Juliet is an early tragedy by William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose "untimely deaths&qu…

Biographien der Selbstmörder, 1. Teil

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Christian Heinrich Spieß


Die "Biographien der Selbstmörder" sind keine wirklichen Biographien, sondern eine Sammlung von kurzen Geschichten, die meist…

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play…

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

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Mary Shelley


Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in …

The Winter's Tale

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William Shakespeare


Mad with jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia orders his best friend Polixenes killed, his child abandoned, and his wife put on trial for adult…

Richard II

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William Shakespeare


Richard II by William Shakespeare is the first of eight plays that portray a historically-informed version of the War of the Roses - beginni…

Hamlet (version 3)

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William Shakespeare


The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge…

Medea

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Euripides


Euripides' tragedy focuses on the disintegration of the relationship between Jason, the hero who captured the Golden Fleece, and Medea, the …

Die Marquise von O…

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Heinrich von Kleist


Ausgangspunkt der „Marquise von O.“ ist die skandalöse Begebenheit einer unwissentlich zustande gekommenen Schwangerschaft. Durch versc…

Effi Briest (Version 2)

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Theodor Fontane


Effi Briest ist ein Roman von Theodor Fontane, der von 1894 bis 1895 zunächst als Fortsetzungsroman in der Deutschen Rundschau abgedruc…

Faust: Der Tragödie erster Teil

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Der erste Teil der Tragödie Faust, erstmals erschienen 1808, gilt als das bedeutendste und meistzitierte Werk der deutschen Literatur. …

King Lear (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


The Tragedy of King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his est…

Uncle Vanya

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Anton Chekhov


Uncle Vanya (subtitled “Scenes From Country Life”) is a tragicomedy by Anton Chekhov. It is set on the failing country estate of a retired p…

Troilus and Criseyde

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Geoffrey Chaucer


Troilus and Criseyde is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set …

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