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Woman as Bourgeois Ideal

A Study of Sophie von La Roche's "Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim</I> and Goethe's "Werther</I>


Sally A. Winkle

Contents: This is a scholarly study of the contradictions in two extremely popular eighteenth-century German novels which provide insight into the construction of a bourgeois ideal of femininity and romantic love still evident in contemporary western society.