Doctor Faustus

Marlowe Christopher

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: W. W. Norton And Co
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2004
Edition: Fourth

Description: 430 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Renaissance Englands great tragedy of intellectual overreaching is as relevant and unsettling today as it was when first performed at the end of the sixteenth century.This edition provides newly edited texts of both the 1604 (A-Text) and 1616 (B-Text) versions of the play, each with detailed explanatory annotations. "Sources and Contexts" includes a generous selection from Marlowes main source, The Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Dr. John Faustus, along with contemporary writings on magic and religion (including texts by Agrippa, Calvin, and Perkins) that establish the plays intellectual background. This volume also reprints early documents relating to the writing and publication of the play and to its first performances, along with contemporary comments on Marlowes scandalous reputation. Twenty-five carefully chosen interpretationswritten from the eighteenth century to the presentallow students to enrich their critical understanding of the play. These diverse critical essays include classic analyses by Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, and A. C. Swinburne, among others, and recent criticism from, among others, Michael Neill, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Alison Findlay, Stephen Orgel, and David Bevington. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

ISBN: 9780393977547

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