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Dr. Faustus (Annotated)
     

Dr. Faustus (Annotated)

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by Christopher Marlowe
 

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Faust (pronounced 'fowst') or Faustus is a scholar who sells his soul to the Devil. Although fictional in literature, the legend is based on an actual magician who lived in the area of northern Germany in the fifteenth century.

Once idealistic, he is now disillusioned and bitter with despair. He foresakes God and makes a perilous deal with the Devil in which he

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Faust (pronounced 'fowst') or Faustus is a scholar who sells his soul to the Devil. Although fictional in literature, the legend is based on an actual magician who lived in the area of northern Germany in the fifteenth century.

Once idealistic, he is now disillusioned and bitter with despair. He foresakes God and makes a perilous deal with the Devil in which he commits his soul to eternal damnation in return for power and knowledge in this life.

The legend has inspired many great writers, musicians, and other artists. The two most famous works on the Faust theme are Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, and Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's Faust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477687239
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Edition description:
Annotated
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564; died 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian until his mysterious early death. Marlowe greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe's death. Marlowe's plays are known for the use of blank verse, and their overreaching protagonists.

A warrant was issued for Marlowe's arrest on 18 May 1593. No reason for it was given, though it was thought to be connected to allegations of blasphemy-a manuscript believed to have been written by Marlowe was said to contain "vile heretical conceipts". On 20 May he was brought to the court to attend upon the Privy Council for questioning. There is no record of their having met that day, however, and he was commanded to attend upon them each day thereafter until "licensed to the contrary." Ten days later, he was stabbed to death by Ingram Frizer. Whether the stabbing was connected to his arrest has never been resolved

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Dr. Faustus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Unclepeacock More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent version of the classic book. It is fully annotated. The age old story of a man who sells his soul for knowledge and advancement in the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago