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GOETHE'S FAUST IN TWO PARTS

Chicago and New York: Belford, Clarke & Company, n.d. [circa 1880's]. Goethe’s two-part dramatic work is an exploration of themes of the European Romantic movement, to which Goethe was an early and major contributor. Part I concerns a pact Faust makes with Mephistopheles, and encompasses the tragedy of Gretchen, whom Faust seduces. Part II, developed over a long period of Goethe’s later life, reflects Goethe’s own transition from a Romantic to a realistic world-view and explores more extensive themes, including the values of the Classical past, as it moves towards resolution. The play had an enormous influence on later German thought and literature. Hardcover in decorated green and gilt cloth boards, 424 pages.


8vo., 424pp.; VG-; bound in green cloth, pictorial design on spine and front cover in black, gilt lettering;rubbing to corners, head and tail of spine, board edges; binding shaken, beginning to separate on title page, text block gilt; floral endpapers; inscription on second front endpaper from previous owner; age-toning to pages; shelved front case.

[Book #9-33-1277088]
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GOETHE'S FAUST IN TWO PARTS
GOETHE'S FAUST IN TWO PARTS
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