Faust

Faust

Part 2


Introduction by:
Preface by:
Translator:
Notes by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449020
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably beautiful Helen of Troy, as well as the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his ‘imaginative longing to join poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks’. Further to the themes of redemption and salvation in this great drama, are Goethe’s eerie premonitions of modern phenomena such as inflation and the creation of life by scientific synthesis.

Praise

” One of those great works of literature into which a writer has been able to combine his ranging preoccupations and understanding as he worked.”
-A. S. Byatt, from the Preface
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