Faust: First Part

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Salm (Translator)
Author(s):Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Salm (Translator)
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Published Date: 1st July, 1988
ISBN: 0553213482
Total Pages: 327
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About the book Faust: First Part

Faust: First Part is a PHILOSOPHY book which was published by Bantam Classics on 1st July, 1988 . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Salm (Translator) are the authors of this book. This book is written in English and has 327 number of pages.

Goethe?s masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience, or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever. Here, in Faust, Part I, the tremendous versatility of Goethe?s genius creates some of the most beautiful passages in literature. Here too we experience Goethe?s characteristic humor, the excitement and eroticism of the witches? Walpurgis Night, and the moving emotion of Gretchen?s tragic fate. This authoritative edition, which offers Peter Salm?s wonderfully readable translation as well as the original German on facing pages, brings us Faust in a vital, rhythmic American idiom that carefully preserves the grandeur, integrity, and poetic immediacy of Goethe?s words.


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