Item #013689 Faust - Tragédie. [Faust - Tragedy]. Goethe, Albert Stapfer, a, P. Stapfer, J Wolfgang.
Faust - Tragédie. [Faust - Tragedy]
Faust - Tragédie. [Faust - Tragedy]
Faust - Tragédie. [Faust - Tragedy]

Faust - Tragédie. [Faust - Tragedy]

Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1885. Hardcover. Quarter morocco to marbled boards and endpages. 5 spine bands with titles stamped in gilt Faded green silk page marker. Spine has browned from original green leather stain. 12mo; 7 inches tall; 260 pages with notes. Text in French; head and foot devices. Undated, the preface has the date of 1885 in the closing. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Moderate even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear.

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Faust is considered by many to be Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature 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.

One may say that the benefit of tragedy is that one gets to witness man self-destruct without having to self-destruct on one's own. Lessons learned without having to go through the actual act of the crime. Tragedies were incredibly prevalent during the time of the Greeks, and some tragic stories, like that of Faust have pervaded through centuries. Goethe's Faust, in particular, played with the notion of tragedy, in addition to the question of its usefulness. [Manoukian]

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