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Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim 1729-1781

Works: 7,546 works in 22,642 publications in 31 languages and 147,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Essays  Autographs  Sources  Records and correspondence  Literature  Illustrated works 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Conductor, Composer, Correspondent, Speaker, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Singer, Librettist, Performer
Classifications: PT2406, 832.6
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Nathan the Wise; a dramatic poem in five acts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

1,094 editions published between 1779 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 4,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nathan the Wise is the Western classic on religious tolerance. It offers a vision of Jews, Christian and Muslims as People of the Book, united by a shared and reverenced text, mutually respectful, giving one another rich gifts of particularity. In Jersalem in 1192, at the time of the Third Crusade, the Muslim sultan Saladin declares a truce in which Muslim, Christian and Jew are to live in harmony. The fragile peace is broken by a fiery young Templar and further threatened by Saladin's sister, the lady Sittah, and Heraklios, the Christian patriarch. Nathan is a wise and wealthy Jewish merchant whose wealth is sought by Sittah and Heraklios. The Christian Templar rescues Nathan's precocious daughter Recha from a fire. The two young people, Jew and Christian, are drawn to each other in love, a love which is fostered by Recha's nurse, Daya. Aided by a ubiquitous friar and a picaresque dervish, the two young people come up with an imaginative resolution to the issue of which is the one true faith, during the trial at which Nathan must defend his life."--Publisher's website
Laocoön ; Nathan the Wise ; Minna von Barnhelm by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

515 editions published between 1766 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay contends that the confusion of the arts, such as literary painting or descriptive verse, can only lead to aesthetic disaster. The author distinguishes between the temporal and spatial arts and shows how their natures limit the type of subject matter which each can handle effectively
Minna von Barnhelm; a comedy in five acts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

1,057 editions published between 1763 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written at the close of the Seven Years' War, Minna von Barnhelm is considered to be Lessing's greatest drama. One of the first German national dramas, it tells the story of Tellheim, a sensitive German soldier, and Minna, his love
Emilia Galotti, a tragedy in five acts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

586 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing wurde am 22.1.1729 in Kamenz/Oberlausitz geboren. Sein Vater war Pastor. Der junge Lessing besuchte zuerst die Stadtschule in Kamenz, von 1741-1746 die Fürstenschule in Meißen. Er studierte danach Medizin und Theologie in Leipzig. Danach lebte er als freier Schriftsteller in Berlin, wo er für mehrere Zeitungen schrieb. Er hatte Verbindung zu verschiedenen Theatergruppen und schrieb für diese seine ersten Stücke. Dauernd in Geldnot nahm er in Breslau eine Stelle als Sekretär beim General Tauentzien an. 1767 erhielt er eine Anstellung als Dramaturg und Kritiker am Deutschen Nationaltheater in Hamburg, 1770 eine Stelle als Bibliothekar in Wolfenbüttel. Lessing starb am 15.2.1781 in Braunschweig
Hamburgische Dramaturgie by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

281 editions published between 1767 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continental drama : Calderon, Corneille, Racine, Molière, Lessing, Schiller : with introductions notes, and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )

13 editions published between 1909 and 1963 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessings Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

65 editions published between 1827 and 2012 in German and English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary and philosophical essays, French, German and Italian by Charles William Eliot( Book )

12 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamburg dramaturgy by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

9 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessing's theological writings : selections in translation by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though starting from a deist standpoint, Lessing raised the questions that have dominated theology up to our own time ... Progressive revelation, historical inevitability, the relation between natural and supernatural, or between faith and historical events--all these issues were foreseen by Lessing. The volume contains nine of his short treatises, all provocative"--The Times Literary Supplement
Werke und Briefe in zwölf Bänden by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

104 editions published between 1780 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

20 editions published between 1929 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's sämmtliche Schriften by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

94 editions published between 1771 and 1940 in German and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of G.E. Lessing by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

26 editions published between 1878 and 1992 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laocoön; an essay on the limits of painting and poetry. Translated with an introd. and notes by Edward Allen McCormick by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical and theological writings by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-81), thinker, dramatist and controversialist of many-sided interests, is the most representative figure of the German Enlightenment. This text presents a comprehensive collection of Lessing's philosophical and theological writings
Werke by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in German and Multiple languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessings Werke by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

83 editions published between 1849 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabeln : lateinisch-deutsch by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

83 editions published between 1759 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yu yan gu shi bao kuo san wen ti yu yan he shi ti yu yan liang bu fen.Shou lu le"huan xiang","shi zi he tu zi","hou zi he hu li","ye ying he kong que","ma que he tian shu","mo fan fu qi"deng yu yan
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Laocoön ; Nathan the Wise ; Minna von Barnhelm
Alternative Names
G. E. L 1729-1781

Gotholds Efraims Lesings

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing auteur dramatique et théoricien de la littérature allemande

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Duits schrijver

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing e dütsche Dichder vo dr Ufkläärig

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing escritor alemán

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing německý básník

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing pisarz niemiecki

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing scrittore, filosofo e drammaturgo tedesco

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing writer, philosopher, publicist, and art critic

L. 1729-1781

L., G. E. 1729-1781

Lai-hsin 1729-1781

Lai-hsin, Kao-tʻe-ho-tʻe Ai-fei-la-mu 1729-1781

Lai-shin 1729-1781

Lai xin 1729-1781

Laixin 1729-1781

Laixin zhu 1729-1781

Lasing, Talif 1729-1781

Lesing, Gotchold Efraim 1729-1781

Lesing, Gothold Efraim 1729-1781

Lēsing, Gôṭhôld Efrayim 1729-1781

Lesing, Gotold Efraim 1729-1781

Lesing, Gotthold Ephraim 1729-1781

Lesiṅga, Gauṭaholḍa Ifarāima

Lesingas, G. A. 1729-1781

Lesingas, Gotholdas Efraimas 1729-1781

Lesingi, Gothold Epʹraim 1729-1781

Lesings, Goth. Efr 1729-1781

Lesings, Gothold Efraim 1729-1781

Lesings, Gotholds Efraims 1729-1781

Lessigg, Godofredos Efraim 1729-1781


Leßing 1729-1781

Lessing, Boh. Efraim 1729-1781

Lessing, E. 1729-1781

Lessing, E.-G. 1729-1781

Lessing , Efraimo

Lessing, Efraimo 1729-1781

Lessing, Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, G. 1729-1781

Lessing , G. E.

Leßing, G. E. 1729-1781

Lessing, G. E. (Gotthold Ephraim), 1729-1781

Lessing, G. Efraim 1729-1781

Lessing, G. Efraimo 1729-1781

Lessing, G. Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Godophredos Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotchol’d Ėfraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotcholʹd Ėfraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotgol'd Efraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gothold Efrajm 1729-1781

Lessing, Goṭhold Efrayim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gothold Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gothophredos Ephraïm 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotkholʹd Ėfraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gottchol'd Ėfraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gottfried Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotth. E. 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotth. Ephr.

Leßing, Gotth. Ephr 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthard E. 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthard Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthelf Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthold 1729-1781

Leßing, Gotthold E. 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthold Efraim

Lessing Gotthold Efraim 1729-1781

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Lessing, Gôṭṭhôld Efrayim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim

Leßing, Gotthold Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing, Gotthold Ephrain 1729-1781

Lessing, Gottold Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessing , Gottoldo Efraimo

Lessing Gotxold Efraim

Lessinga, Gotthold E. 1729-1781

Lessingius, Gotth. Ephr.

Lessingius Gotth. Ephr. 1729-1781

Lessingius, Gotthold Ephraim 1729-1781

Lessink, Gkottchold Ephraim 1729-1781

Lisinǧ 1729-1781

Lisīng, Ǧ. D. 1729-1781

Lisīng, Gūthūld Ifrayīm 1729-1781

Lsings, Gotholds Efraims 1729-1781

Philosophe bien digne d'en être.

philosophe bien digne d'en être, Un 1729-1781

Qothold Efraim Lessinq

Resshingu 1729-1781

Resshingu, G. E. 1729-1781

Γκότχολντ Εφραίμ Λέσσινγκ Γερμανός συγγραφέας, δραματικός ποιητής και κριτικός της τέχνης

Готгольд Ефраїм Лессінг

Готхальд Эфраім Лесінг

Готхолд Ефраим Лесинг

Готхолд Ефраим Лесинг гертмански филозоф, писател и критичар

Готхолд Ефрајм Лесинг

Готхольд Эфраим Лессинг немецкий писатель, драматург

Лессинг Г. Э. 1729-1781

Лессинг, Готтһольд Ефраим

Лессинг, Готхольд Эфрайм 1729-1781

Лессінг, Г. Е 1729-1781

Գոտհոլդ Լեսսինգ

גוטהולד אפרים לסינג

לסינג, גוטהולד אפריים 1729-1781

לסינג, גוטהולד אפרים 1729־1781

לעסינג, אפרים ידידיה

לעסינג, גוטהולד אפרים 1729-1781

לעססינג, א. ו 1729־1781

לעססינג, אפרים ידידיה 1729-1781

לעססינג, ג.ע., 1729-1781

לעססינג, ג. ע 1781־1729

לעססינג, גאטהאלד אפרים 1729-1781

לעססינג, גאטטהאלד עפראים

לעססינג, גאטטהלד עפרים 1729־1781

לעססינג, ידידיה אפרים

לעססינג, ידידיה אפרים 1729־1781

إفرايم ليسينغ

جوتهولد افرايم لسينج، 1729-1781

لسنغ، غتهلد افرايم

لسنگ، غتهلد افرايم

لسينغ، غوتهولد إفرايم، 1729-1781

ليسنغ، غوتهلد افرايم

ليسنگ، غوتهلد افرايم

ليسينغ، غوتهولد إفرايم، 1729-1781

ليسينغ، غوتهولد إفرائيم، 1729-1781

گوتهولد افرایم لسینگ

გოტჰოლდ ეფრაიმ ლესინგი

고트홀트 에프라임 레싱

레싱 1729-1781

레싱, G. E 1729-1781

레싱, 고트홀트 1729-1781

레싱, 고트홀트 E. 1729-1781

레싱, 고트홀트 에프라임 1729-1781

레싱, 곳홀트 에프라임 1729-1781

레씽, 고트홀트 1729-1781

레씽, 고트홀트 에프라임 1729-1781

레씽, 곳홀트 에프라임 1729-1781


レッシング, G. E

レッシング, G. E. 1729-1781

レッシング, ゴットホールド・イ

レッシング, ゴットホルト・エフライム


莱辛 1729-1781

莱辛 1729-1781 G. E

莱辛, G. E, 1729-1781

Laocoön ; Nathan the Wise ; Minna von BarnhelmMinna von Barnhelm; a comedy in five actsHamburgische DramaturgieLiterary and philosophical essays, French, German and ItalianLessing's theological writings : selections in translationWerke und Briefe in zwölf BändenPhilosophical and theological writings