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Morbid sentimentality, regarded as characteristic of Werther, the hero of Goethe's romance ‘Die Leiden des jungen Werther’ (1774), a sensitive artist who is at odds with the world and unhappily in love, and who commits suicide.

Subjects: Literature.

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