Doctor Faustus (A Text): New Longman Literature : 9780582817807

Doctor Faustus (A Text): New Longman Literature

Marlowe, Christopher
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780582817807
ISBN 10
 
0582817803
Published
 
01/05/2003
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
200
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$27.99
 
 
 
Description

Doctor Faustus exists in two versions, both of which were edited from performances in the time of Marlowe. Both are considered to be authentic, but there are notable differences, the b text containing additional scenes as well as different wording.

Weary of academic study, an eminent scholar turns to magic and makes a deal with the Devil.  Mephistopheles will serve him and give him whatever he wants, but after twenty-four years Faustus must keep his side of the bargain. 

This edition contains a detailed introductory section that puts the play in its historical context, in-depth textual notes, extracts from key critical works and exam-style questions.