Faust: Part One

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The 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Germany’s most celebrated writer deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of classical literature. This eBook presents the most comprehensive collection of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s works available, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Goethe’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels, plays and other works
* ALL the novels and 12 plays, including rare plays appearing for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Features Abraham Hayward’s 30 beautiful illustrations for FAUST
* Includes the rare and often missed-out-of-collections Part Two of FAUST
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Non-fiction works, including the famous THEORY OF COLOUR
* Special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Sir Walter Scott, as evaluating Goethe’s contribution to literature
* Features an autobiography and a bonus biography – discover Goethe’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
WILHELM MEISTER’S APPRENTICESHIP
ELECTIVE AFFINITIES
WILHELM MEISTER’S JOURNEYMAN YEARS

The Short Stories
A TALE
THE GOOD WOMEN

The Plays
THE WAYWARD LOVER
THE FELLOW CULPRITS
GOETZ VON BERLICHINGEN
CLAVIGO
EGMONT
THE BROTHER AND SISTER
STELLA
IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
TORQUATO TASSO
FAUST: PART ONE
THE NATURAL DAUGHTER
FAUST: PART TWO

The Poetry
THE POEMS OF GOETHE
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THEORY OF COLOURS
MAXIMS AND REFLECTIONS

The Criticism
GOETHE – THE WRITER by Ralph Waldo Emerson
GOETHE by C. E. Vaughan
GOETHE by John Cowper Powys
GOETHE’S FAUST by George Santayana
SHAKESPEARE AND GOETHE by David Masson
GOETHE’S THEORY OF COLORS by John Tyndall
EXTRACTS OF CORRESPONDENCE by Sir Walter Scott

The Autobiography
TRUTH AND FICTION RELATING TO MY LIFE

The Biography
THE LIFE OF GOETHE by Calvin Thomas

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Publisher
OUP Oxford
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Published on
Jun 18, 1987
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9780191501258
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Language
English
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Genres
Drama / General
Fiction / Classics
Literary Criticism / General
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