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Doctor Faustus - a book by Marlowe, Christopher

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus( )
Author: Marlowe, Christopher
Adapted by: Teevan, Colin
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Oberon Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

Faustus's restless quest for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety drive him to make a pact with the devil in return for the power to perform the black arts. The life-changing decision propels him into a heady, celebrity-obsessed world, as magician and illusionist to the rich and famous. Quenching sexual desires as his power grows, he must question whether the price was worth paying. Firmly placing this classic story within a present context, the universal truths held in...
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Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.37 x 8 x 0.01 Inches
Book Weight:0.33 Pounds
Author Biography
Marlowe, Christopher (Author)
Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright.

His earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598.

In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government secret agent. He was arrested in May 1593 on a charge of atheism. He was killed in a brawl in a Deptford tavern on May 30, 1593.


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