Doctor Faustus: With The English Faust Book

Doctor Faustus: With The English Faust Book

by Christopher Marlowe, David Wootton

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603847810
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2005
Series: Hackett Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 595 KB

About the Author

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

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