Nathan the Wise (originally written in German) is a play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. It is a plea for religious tolerance, and its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing's lifetime and later by the Nazis.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessings 'Nathan der Weise' (1779 erschienen und 1783 uraufgeführt) ist eines der zentralen Werke der deutschen Aufklärung. Der Text, der sich mit seiner Bezeichnung als "dramatisches Gedicht" der Festlegung auf eine der dramatischen Gattungen entzieht, trug wesentlich dazu bei, den Blankvers als den klassischen deutschen Dramenvers zu etablieren. Mit seinem 'Nathan' reagierte...
This volume presents the most comprehensive collection to date in English of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings, several of which appear here in English for the first time. They are translated and edited by H. B. Nisbet, who also provides an introduction that sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The...
One of the most frequently performed and widely read comedies of the eighteenth century, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's Nathan the Wise (1779) combines rich characterization with an engaging plot. Set in Muslim-ruled Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades, it deals with universal themes -- including the nature of God, antisemitism, wealth and poverty, and the conflict between love and duty. Today the...
Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel. Even novices can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding German paragraph. It won't be an easy project, but you'll learn a lot.
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