Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

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by Christopher Marlowe, Sylvan Barnet
     
 

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About the series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

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This combines annotated and modernized versions of Marlowe's 1604 text, plus the 1592 English translation of an earlier German text on which Marlowe based his play. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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"There is a wonderful sense that evil lurks in every corner." - Guardian

"A thing of beauty to watch." - Independent

"Faithful and clever." - Herald Scotland

"Catches well the hellish claustrophobia of our restless urges." - Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451523785
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1969
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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David Bevington is Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Chair of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago

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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!