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    Faust: Pt.1 (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Volume editor David Luke


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    DescriptionThe legend of Faust grew up in the sixteenth century, a time of transition between medieval and modern culture in Germany. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) adopted the story of the wandering conjuror who accepts Mephistopheles's offer of a pact, selling his soul for the devil's greater knowledge; over a period of 60 years he produced one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature. David Luke's recent translation, specially commissioned for The World's Classics series, has all the virtues of previous classic translations of Faust, and none of their shortcomings. Cast in rhymed verse, following the original, it preserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without sacrifice to archaism or over-modern idiom. It is as near an 'equivalent' rendering of the German as has been achieved.

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    Faust: Pt.1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Volume editor David Luke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192835956
    ISBN 10: 0192835955

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Libri: I-PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    DC21: 832.6
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004170, DRA004000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    22 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Luke demonstrates a rare genius in his translation: he maintains essential meaning, retains meter, and recreates rhyme.... As far as his introduction is concerned, it is a marvel of lucid exposition."--The German Quarterly