The story of the old philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power constitutes one of Western folklore's most enduring legends. Incorporating themes from theology, ancient myth, and philosophy, Goethe renders his dramatic poem in styles ranging from epic and lyric to... read more
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The story of the old philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power constitutes one of Western folklore's most enduring legends. Incorporating themes from theology, ancient myth, and philosophy, Goethe renders his dramatic poem in styles ranging from epic and lyric to operatic and balletic.
Reprint of the Harvard Classics, P. F. Collier & Son Company, New York, 1909 edition.
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