1890 Rare Victorian Book - Faust - A Tragedy by Goethe, Illustrated.


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Author : GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang Von; TAYLOR, Bayard
Title : Faust: A Tragedy. Translated, in the Original Metres by Bayard Taylor.
Publisher : London & New York,George Routledge & Sons., no date (circa 1900).
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5 "
Pages : 636 pages.
Binding : Very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining). 
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated.


The book : Rare and attractive edition of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust -- a tragic play in two parts usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is considered by many to be Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature.

 The author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist.


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