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Egmont, A Tragedy In Five Acts
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Project Gutenberg
Egmont is a famous Flemish warrior and the Duke of Alba represents the Spanish invader. Though under threat of arrest, Egmont refuses to run away and give up his ideal of liberty. Imprisoned and abandoned because of the cowardice of his people, and despite the desperate efforts of his mistress Klärchen, he is sentenced to death.