Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Band 2: Briefwechsel 1775–1781

Nr. 381-750. Subsidised by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

In cooperation with Peter-Paul Schneider.
Subsidised by the Bavarian Academy of Science
XVIII, 422 p., 17,6 x 24,5 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-0861-6
eISBN 978-3-7728-3435-6
€ 298.–

The letters in the second volume show Jacobi at the height of his professional and political career. As a minister and privy councillor for the department of customs and trade, he saw to it that serfdom and compulsory labor were abolished in Palatinate-Bavaria. It was during this time that he wrote the two novels ›Eduard Allwills Papiere‹ (Eduard Allwill’s Papers) and ›Woldemar‹. His relationships with Wieland and Goethe were broken off after severe disputes. Among those with whom he corresponded, those who were important included J. K. Lavater, J. J. W. Heinse and J. G. Forster. In addition to his fateful friendship with Lessing, the second half of the volume is dominated by his connection to the Kreis von Münster (Münster Circle).

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