The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

This classic work of literature revolves around the character of Doctor Faustus, a scholar who is dissatisfied with traditional forms of knowledge and yearns for more. In his quest for ultimate power and understanding, he makes a deal with the devil, selling his soul in exchange for 24 years of service from the devil's agent, Mephistopheles. Despite the pleasures and knowledge he gains, Faustus eventually regrets his deal as he faces eternal damnation, symbolizing the human struggle between ambition and morality.

The 1792nd greatest book of all time


Published
1604
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
48-160
Words
22,000
Original Language
English

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