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Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

Opera (drame lyrique) in four acts by Massenet to a libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers...

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Wertherism

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 40 words.

morbid sentimentality, regarded as characteristic of Werther, the hero of Goethe's romance ‘Die Leiden des jungen Werther’ (1774...

Werther

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

Opera (drame lyrique) in four acts by Massenet to a libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers...

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Wertherism

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

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...

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Werther

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 85 words.

The melancholy, artistically inclined hero of Goethe’s novella The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), a kind of fictional

Wertherism

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 104 words.

A cultural phenomenon resulting from the fame throughout Europe of Johann Wolfgang von *Goethe's early work Die Leiden des jungen Werthers...

Wertherism

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 177 words.

A cultural phenomenon resulting from the fame throughout Europe of Johann Wolfgang von *Goethe's early work Die Leiden des jungen Werthers...

Werther

Steven Huebner.

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

November 2005; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 8002 words.

This chapter focuses on Massenet's Werther. It argues that Werther exhibits a remarkable blend of stageworthiness and fidelity to the epistolary antecedent, including borrowings of many of...

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Werther

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 179 words.

(Massenet: Werther). Ten./bar. A dreamy, melancholy young poet who falls in love with Charlotte who is engaged to somebody else. He visits her in her new married home and she begs him to...

Werther

Rodney Milnes.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 3071 words.

Drame lyrique in four acts by Jules Massenet to a libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and (Jean-François-Romain-)Georges Hartmann, based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s...

Wertherism n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 36 words.

Morbid sentimentality. See also Werther syndrome. Wertherian adj. [Named after the hero of Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young

Wertherism n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 36 words.

Morbid sentimentality. See also Werther syndrome. Wertherian adj. [Named after the hero of Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of

Werther ([Lit.])

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 145 words.

In Goethe's romance The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), Werther falls in love with Charlotte, who is betrothed to Albert, and gives himself up to a few weeks' happiness in Albert's...

Werther’s Death

Jennifer Radden.

in The Nature of Melancholy

April 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 8472 words.

This chapter presents an excerpt from Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's novel about melancholy. Goethe was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1749 and died in 1832. He was one of the greatest...

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Werther syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A pattern of imitative cluster suicides following the well-publicized suicide of a famous person. The phenomenon was first demonstrated statistically by the South African-born US...

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Werther

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

(German)

Probably from wert ‘worthy’ + heri ‘army’; the name of the hero of a novel by Goethe.

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Werther

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 133 words.

(Massenet). Lib. by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann; 4 acts; f.p. Vienna 1892, cond. Hans Richter...

Werther

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 37 words.

German:

1. variant of Werth (see Wert), the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

2. occupational name from Middle

Werther

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 59 words.

Opera in 4 acts by Massenet to lib. by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann based on

Werther

Rodney Milnes.

in The Grove Book of Operas

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 3020 words.

Drame lyrique in four acts by Jules Massenet to a libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann

Werther

Edited by Henry Garland and Mary Garland.

in The Oxford Companion to German Literature

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 7 words.