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Published by Curtis Books in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, -- 1749-1832,
  • Authors, German -- 18th century -- Biography,
  • Authors, German -- 19th century -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Translated from the Italian.

Other titlesLife and times of Goethe.
Statementtext by Horst Hohendorf ; translator, Salvator Attanasio.
SeriesPortraits of greatness, Portraits of greatness (Philadelphia, Pa.)
The Physical Object
Pagination75 p. :
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17605586M

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