Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Author
1749-1832
German
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) is widely acknowledged as the greatest writer of the German tradition. He began writing his masterpiece, the play 'Faust', at the age of twenty-three, and finished the second part just before his death. Building on an old legend of the scholar who makes a pact with the devil, Mephistopheles, his work has had an enduring reputation and influence.

Books by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe