The death of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1832 was widely viewed as the end of the classical-idealistic period in German literary and intellectual history, and thebeginning of a new phase ofuncertain direction. This, as well as Germany's 19th-century political and social unrest, resulted in the emergence of authors of both progressive and conservative viewpoints. So diverse were their beliefs and prose styles, that these writers were grouped together by their specific convictions. DLB 133: Nineteenth-Century German Writers to 1840 provides your library with detailed biographical data on these 19th-century liberal and moderate German writers. 33 ENTRIES INCLUDE. Willibald Alexis, Franz von Dingelstedt, Ludwig Feuerbach, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, Karl Gutzkow, Heinrich Laube,Theodor Mundt, Adalbert Stifter, Lousie von Gall, Wilhelm Wackernagel, Ernst Adolf Willkomm.