This classic book comprises Benedetto Croce's 1923 work, "Goethe". This fantastic critical analysis of the life and work of Goethe constitutes necessary reading for students of literature and philosophy, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Moral and Intellectual Life", "Poetical and Artistic Life", "Werther", "Wagner the Pedant", "The First Part of 'Faust I'", "The Second Part of 'Faust I.'' The Tragedy of the Gretchen", "The Systematic Form of 'Faust I' and the Double Form of 'Wilhelm Meister", "Fragments and Hymns", etc. Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) was an Italian philosopher and historian, who wrote on many topics ranging from history to aesthetics. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.