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: 2014 Brass Rabbit Classics edition. Werther, a young artist of highly sensitive and passionate temperament, tells the intimate account of his stay at the fictional village of Wahlheim in a series of letters written to his friend Wilhelm. In Wahlheim, Werther becomes involved in a love triangle which ends tragically. First published in 1774, The Sorrows of Young Werther was Goetheâs first major success, turning him from an unknown into a celebrated author practically overnight. The popularity of the novel started the phenomenon known as Werther-Fieber (âWerther Feverâ) which caused young men throughout Europe to dress in the clothing style described in the story. The cover illustration is an 1896 woodcut by Edvard Munch.