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Doctor Faustus
     

Doctor Faustus

3.7 13
by Christopher Marlowe
 

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From the Elizabethan period's second-biggest dramatist comes the story of Faustus, a brilliant scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for limitless knowledge and powerful black magic.

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From the Elizabethan period's second-biggest dramatist comes the story of Faustus, a brilliant scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for limitless knowledge and powerful black magic.

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BN ID:
2940012325440
Publisher:
qasim idrees
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
636 KB

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Doctor Faustus 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was left with this book for an literature project, and I groaned about without even giving the book a chance. Then finally I was running out of time to read it and write an essay, but as I started it, I couldn't put it down. I am not a major in old english, but it didn't take me long to understand it. I absolutely loved this book/play, it was amazing and it wasn't hard at all to write an essay on it! I give it many, many, many stars.
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animus_of_procer_universi More than 1 year ago
This is a very intiresting and amazing play. Second only to Shakespeare in my opinion, Christopher Marlowe shares Shakespeares poetic writing style. I've always believed what makes a book is what it is trying to prove. Dr. Faustus asks amazing and philisophical questions. What is more important, the quest for knowledge, or the faith in belief? Would you give up your soul and body for an enlightened mind? These questions were beginning to be asked in Marlowe's time period, in the Renaissance, when society began to become secular. Faustus is one of the most interesting and confusing character, second to perhaps only Hamlet. He desires to do all these amazing things, and then he just plays pranks on a bunch of fools. He refuses to repent being to proud, yet it also seems he won't repent because he's ashamed, because it is too late. These many contradictions in character make this book amazing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This play is wonderful -- thrilling like a roller coaster, it is lyrically written, humorous and tragic at the same given moment. Marlowe's genius for combining entertainment for the groundlings and brilliance for posterity is showcased here!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read; however, it is also a very difficult one. Once I started reading this book, which I must admit I wasn't expecting much from, I had to read it through to the end. With an very interesting plot, stunningly imaginative imagery dealing with hell and damnation, and intelligent questions regarding Calvinism and Catholicism, this wonderful book hits you with so many different and interesting levels of meaning. Unless you are very familiar with Middle English, though, I'd recommend you stay away from it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version locks up my nook and my computer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was good!