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Faust -approximately 1540

Overview
Works: 2,172 works in 5,032 publications in 20 languages and 129,612 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Legends  Fiction  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PT923, 438.64
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Most widely held works by Faust
Fausts Leben by Georg Rudolf Widmann( )

7 editions published between 1885 and 1890 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magia naturalis : Sämtliche magische Werke by Faust( Book )

9 editions published between 1940 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wagnervolksbuch im 18. Jahrhundert by Faust( )

4 editions published in 1914 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Volksbuch vom Doktor Faust, nach der um die Erfurter Geschichten vermehrten Fassung by Faust( )

3 editions published in 1914 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das niederländische Faustspiel des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts (De Hellevaart van Dr. Joan Faustus) by Faust( )

2 editions published in 1910 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Intellektuelle und die Macht : Opernforum zur Uraufführung von Friedrich Schenkers Johann Faustus( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Puppenspiel Doctor Faust by Faust( )

1 edition published in 1856 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das ärgerliche Leben und schreckliche Ende des vielberüchtigten Erz-Schwarzkünstlers Johannis Fausti by Faust( )

1 edition published in 1838 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Dr. John Faustus by Faust( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia von D. Johann Fausten dem weitbeschreyten zauberer und schwarzkünstler by Faust( )

2 editions published between 1911 and 1912 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historie of the damnable life and deserued death of Doctor Iohn Faustus( Book )

1 edition published in 1608 in English, Middle and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Faust in der Krachledern Als Tragikomödie volkstümlich nachgeschrieben u. mit e. Entschuldigungsschreiben versehen by Michl Ehbauer( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust : Leben, Legende und Literature by Harold Von Hofe( )

2 editions published in 1965 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. Faust and the adjective Faustian imply a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a delimited term. The Faust of early books - as well as the ballads, dramas, movies, and puppet-plays which grew out of them - is irrevocably damned because he prefers human to divine knowledge; "he laid the Holy Scriptures behind the door and under the bench, refused to be called doctor of Theology, but preferred to be styled doctor of Medicine". Plays and comic puppet theatre loosely based on this legend were popular throughout Germany in the 16th century, often reducing Faust and Mephistopheles to figures of vulgar fun. The story was popularised in England by Christopher Marlowe, who gave it a classic treatment in his play, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. In Goethe's reworking of the story two hundred years later, Faust becomes a dissatisfied intellectual who yearns for "more than earthly meat and drink" in his life. - Amazon (summary for a later edition of this title)
Das puppenspiel vom Doktor Faust by Faust( Book )

in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das puppenspiel by Faust( Book )

in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Fausti Weheklag : die Volksbücher von D. Johann Faust und Christoph Wagner by Faust( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sage von Doktor Faust by Faust( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Doctor FaustusFraming Faust : twentieth-century cultural strugglesThe tragical history of Doctor FaustusFaust : a tragedy : interpretive notes, contexts, modern criticismInternational Faust studies : adaptation, reception, translationLa damnation de Faust = The damnation of Faust : concert opera in four partsFaust : parts one and twoDr Faustus
Alternative Names
Faust, d. ca. 1540

Faust, Doctor, -approximately 1540

Faust, Doctor, d. ca. 1540

Faust, Georg

Faust, Johann

Faust, Johann, -approximately 1540

Faust, Johann, d. ca. 1540

Faust, Johannes

Faust, Johannes, -approximately 1540

Faust, Johannes, d. ca. 1540

Faustus, -approximately 1540

Faustus, d. ca. 1540

Faustus, Georg, -approximately 1540

Faustus, Georg, d. ca. 1540

Faustus, John, -approximately 1540

Faustus, John, d. ca. 1540

Georg Faust

Johann Faust

Johannes Faust

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