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Faust - Part One by (Translated by Philip Wayne) Goethe - Paperback - First Edition - 1949 - from Bookbarrow and Biblio.com

Faust - Part One

by (Translated by Philip Wayne) Goethe

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Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1949. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Penguin Classics No. L12; Goethe lived to the age of eighty-two, and we know that the figure of Faust persisted in his thoughts for a period of sixty years, practically the whole of his working life. The First Part of his Faust is his masterpiece. It was begun when Goethe was in his early twenties, and finished, except for a few lines, in 1801, when he was fifty-one. (Part Two did not receive its finishing touches until the poet's eighty-third year; it is a complex work of idealism, removed from the human conflict of conscience and love that the poet gives us in Part One). It is the union of passion and wisdom in Faust , Part One that places Goethe among the master-poets of the world. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 197 pages. Spine browned with age. White titles spine. covers re-glued at spine;. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Classics; Theatre & Plays; Germany; Poetry. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2677. . This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..

Goethe’s Faust reworks the late medieval myth of a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract with Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seeks to grant him a moment in life so glorious that he will wish it to last forever. But if Faust does bid the moment stay, he falls to Mephisto and must serve him after death. In this first part of Goethe’s great work, the embittered thinker and Mephistopheles enter into their agreement, and soon Faust is living a rejuvenated life and winning the love of the beautiful Gretchen. But in this compelling tragedy of arrogance, unfulfilled desire, and self-delusion, Faust heads inexorably toward an infernal destruction. A.S. Byatt's preface considers Goethe's lifelong relationship with the myth of Faust and its influence on modern literature Includes an introduction by the translator, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes, and an addendum on the writing of Faust


  • Bookseller: Bookbarrow GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2677
  • Title: Faust - Part One
  • Author: (Translated by Philip Wayne) Goethe
  • Format/binding: Softcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good Condition
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Place: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
  • Date published: 1949
  • Keywords: BZDB227 NOISBN Classics/Goethe/Faust/German Literature/Poetry Literature & Literary; Classics; Theatre & Plays; Germany; Poetry. Faust Part One Translated by Philip Wayne Goethe


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