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Faust

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ISBN-10: 0553213482

ISBN-13: 9780553213485

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Peter Salm, Peter Salm

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Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature,Fausthas 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, inFaust,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,…    
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main. He was greatly influenced by his mother, who encouraged his literary aspirations. After troubles at school, he was taught at home and gained an exceptionally wide education. At the age of 16, Goethe began to study law at Leipzig University from 1765 to 1768, and he also studied drawing with Adam Oeser. After a period of illness, he resumed his studies in Strasbourg from 1770 to 1771. Goethe practiced law in Frankfurt for two years and in Wetzlar for a year. He contributed to the Frankfurter Gelehrte Anzeigen from 1772 to 1773, and in 1774 he published his first novel, self-revelatory Die Leiden…