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Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872207295
(215mm x 9mm x 532mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Marlowe
Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Paperback (July 2016)
Originally published in 1928, this book contains the text of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, with some minor modernisation and occasional emendation.
Edward the Second, Paperback (August 2014)View all books by Christopher Marlowe
Originally published in 1955, this book contains the complete text of Christopher Marlowe's Edward the Second.
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Author Biography - Christopher Marlowe
David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of York.
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