Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


byJohann Wolfgang von Goethe, Philip Wayne

Kobo ebook | February 22, 1973

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The second part of Goethe's masterpiece opens with Faust struggling to recover from the death of his beloved Gretchen. The quick-witted demon Mephistopheles soon persuades him to look beyond his sorrow and enter the world of politics and power, but the great scholar is still eager for new sensations, and asks Mephistopheles to reveal Helen of Troy to him in a vision. Overwhelmed by her beauty, Faust demands she be brought back from the underworld - but even this fails to bring him contentment, and his appetite for knowledge remains unsated. Completed a few months before Goethe's death, this rich and allusive work weaves together a wealth of diverse philosophical ideas and influences, reworking the medieval myth of Dr Faustus and speculating upon the search for truth in the Age of Enlightenment.

Title:FaustFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 22, 1973Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141902973

ISBN - 13:9780141902975


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The original pact with the devil story This is not an easy read but the story is a great one and is of course the basis for countless other rip-offs over the years, for films as well as books. Go to the original and see how great it is.
Date published: 2017-04-06