What art thou, Faustus, but a man condemned to die? With his famous play Doctor Faustus (1592), Elizabethan dramatist Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) brilliantly staged the story of a renowned scholar who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for magical powers. Marlowe's Faustus is the classic character who shuns God's graces and the prospect of heavenly bliss in order to pass his mortal years "in all voluptuousness" - only to suffer harrowing despair at the threshold of eternal damnation. As T. McAlindon shows in this ...

Doctor Faustus 1994, Twayne Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805783889

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