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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von; Anster, John (Translation)

Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1885
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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No date; circa 1885. Fine full-cloth floral patterned boards, cream spine wrap w/embossed gilt cover and spine titles, moderate corner, edge wear. Smooth coated pages very good. Bind fine; hinges intact. Vignette Edition. Profusely illustrated after new, iconic imagery by Frederick J. Boston. Whimsically and intriguingly illustrated interpretations of the great temptor and adversary. The Faustian legend has captured the imagination for centuries. In Goethe's Faust, the reader discovers the most famous expression of this old German tale. The classic story of a man who makes the deal with the devil and pays with his soul. The influence of this theme on literature cannot be understated. 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. 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, 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. 5 1/4" x 7 5/8" design. 360 pages. Insured post. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 017824

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Title: Faust

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York

Publication Date: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Boston, Frederick J.

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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