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    DescriptionGoethe's Faust reworks the late-medieval myth of Dr Faust, a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract or wager with the devil, Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seek to grant him a moment in life so glorious that he will wish it to last for ever. 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 life beyond his study and in rejuvenated form winning the love of the charming and beautiful Gretchen. But in this compelling tragedy of arrogance, unfulfilled desire and self-delusion, Faust, served by the devil, heads inexorably towards destruction.


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    Title
    Faust, Part I
    Subtitle
    the First Part of the Tragedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Translated by David Constantine, Preface by A. S. Byatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449013
    ISBN 10: 0140449019
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD, DSG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    BISAC V2.8: LIT013000, DRA004000
    DC22: 832.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A24323030
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT2026.F2 C66 2005
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    27 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Constantine is a poet, novelist, biographer, playwright and translator. He has taught German at the Universities of Durham, Oxford and Rutgers, New Jersey and is currently Visiting Professor in the School of English at the University of Liverpool. He lives in Oxford and (with his wife the translator Helen Constantine) is joint editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. His book of poetry Something for the Ghosts was short listed for the 2002 Whitbread Prize and his translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Lighter than Air, won the Corneliu Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation in 2003. David Constantine is a poet, novelist, biographer, playwright and translator. He has taught German at the Universities of Durham, Oxford and Rutgers, New Jersey and is currently Visiting Professor in the School of English at the University of Liverpool. He lives in Oxford and (with his wife the translator Helen Constantine) is joint editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. His book of poetry Something for the Ghosts was short listed for the 2002 Whitbread Prize and his translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Lighter than Air, won the Corneliu Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation in 2003. A S Byatt, novelist, short story writer, and critic, is the author of many books including Possession, winner of the 1990 Booker Prize; Babel Tower; The Biographer's Tale; and The Whistling Woman. She was appointed DBE in 1999.