Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus : With The English Faust Book

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This edition of "Doctor Faustus" features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 A-text and the 1592 text of Marlowe's source, the "English Faust Book"--a translation of the best-selling "Historia von Johann Fausten" published in Frankfurt in 1587, which recounts the strange story of Doctor John Faustus and his pact with the spirit Mephistopheles.David Wootton's Introduction charts Marlowe's brief, meteoric career; the delicate social and political climate in which "Doctor Faustus" was staged and the vexed question of the religious sensibilities to which it may have catered; the interpretive significance of variations between the A and B texts; and the shrewd and subversive uses to which Marlowe put the "English Faust Book" in crafting, according to Wootton, a drama in which orthodox Christian teaching triumphed, but in which Faustus has all the best lines.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 9mm | 228g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0872207293
  • 9780872207295
  • 463,034

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The inexpensive paperback will allow this student-friendly text to be added to the reading list of a variety of high-school and college courses. Teachers as well as students will find the Introduction here very useful. --"Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance"
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About Christopher Marlowe

David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of York.
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