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Goethes Faust Retold in Modern English Prose (Annotated) Laura Spencer Portor

Goethes Faust Retold in Modern English Prose (Annotated)

Laura Spencer Portor

Published May 15th 2013
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Kindle Edition
12 pages
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Originally published in 1917 as a portion of the author’s larger “The Greatest Books in the World,” and equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, this Kindle edition retells, in plain English, the story of Goethe’s play “MoreOriginally published in 1917 as a portion of the author’s larger “The Greatest Books in the World,” and equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, this Kindle edition retells, in plain English, the story of Goethe’s play “Faust,” in which a man, frustrated by his limitations, is reputed to have sold his soul to the devil.Includes supplemental material:• A Brief Summary of the Life of Goethe• The Faust Legend, in BriefSample passage:Mephistopheles, to divert Faust and to make him forget Margaret, takes him to a festival of witches. But in the midst of the revels Faust thinks he sees a vision of Margaret. He notes that she is pale and falters as she walks. Mephistopheles tries to turn Faust’s attention from her, but in a later scene Faust, aware now of the fate and punishment which have befallen Margaret in his absence, demands that Mephistopheles take him to her that he may rescue her from prison. On magic horses he and Mephistopheles traverse the distance. But they come too late. Too long and too far tried by love and suffering, Margaret’s mind wanders. Faust begs her to flee with him, but she remembers their love, dwells on it, and refuses to go.About the author:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and scientist. Other works include “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship,” and “Elective Affinities.”