A comprehensive biography of the German writer by the noted Scottish historian. This study deals with all aspects of the man and not his literary work alone. Professor Brown discusses his subject's early years, his activities as a minister at the ducal court of Weimar, his active interest in science, his friendships with other famous writers, notably Schiller, his relationships with the women in his life, and his declining years. First published in 1920, this remains one of the most important English-language biographies of Goethe, especially strong on his younger years. The work was completed with material by Viscount Haldane. This title is cited and recommended by the Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College.