Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was an influential German author of poetry, drama, literature and philosophy. His best known works include Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werther.


by Goethe

Translated from the German by C. F. MacIntyre

There have been many previous translations of Goethe’s Faust, and particularly of Part I, but for one reason or another all have failed to give, at least for the modern reader, a direct impression of the power and universal appeal of this “greatest masterwork of German literature.” C. F. Maclntyre, scholar, translator and poet, worked five years and then, as a Guggenheim Fellow, went to Germany to consult leading Goethe authorities there, in order to make his translation the most faithful possible to the original: but his foremost aim was to provide a text that was readable and cast in the living speech of our country and time.…
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