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Faust: Ein Mythos und Seine Bearbeitungen / Edition 2

Faust: Ein Mythos und Seine Bearbeitungen / Edition 2

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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393972828

ISBN-13: 9780393972825

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to

Overview

Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever. Here, in Faust, Part 1, the tremendous versatility of Goethe's genius creates some of the most beautiful passages in literature. Here too we experience Goethe's characteristic humor, the excitement and eroticism of the witches' Walpurgis Night, and the moving emotion of Gretchen's tragic fate.

This newly revised edition, which offers Peter Salm's wonderfully readable translation as well as the original German on facing pages, brings us Faust in a vital, rhythmic American idiom that carefully preserves the grandeur, integrity, and poetic immediacy of Goethe's words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393972825
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
365,426
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Dedication 
Dramatis Personae 
Prologue for the Theatre
Prologue in Heaven 
Part One

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