Faust (Critical Editions) [Part 1 & 2]

Faust (Critical Editions) [Part 1 & 2]

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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Walter Arndt, Walter W. Arndt, Cyrus Hamlin
     
 

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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

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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.

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This is a facsimile of the original 1833 English translation of Goethe's epic. For serious literature collections only.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393092080
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1976
Series:
Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
626
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 8.39(h) x 1.12(d)

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Faust (Illustrated + link to FREE audiobook download + Active TOC) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Arabic and other unreadable characters
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