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Book Information: Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus (1947) [Novel]
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Series: Faust

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A modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which Germany sells its soul to the Devil. Mann's protagonist, the composer Adrian Leverkühn, is the flower of German culture, a brilliant, isolated, overreaching figure, his radical new music a breakneck game played by art at the very edge of impossibility. In return for twenty-four years of unparalleled musical accomplishment, he bargains away his soul—and the ability to love his fellow man.

Leverkühn's life story is a brilliant allegory of the rise of the Third Reich, of Germany's renunciation of its own humanity and its embrace of ambition and nihilism. It is also Mann's most profound meditation on the German genius—both national and individual—and the terrible responsibilities of the truly great artist.

Original title: Doktor Faustus
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John E. Woods
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Manifested in:

Doctor Faustus (1997)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0375400540
Pages: 496

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Edition #2: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer, Adrian Leverkühn, as Told by a Friend

Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer, Adrian Leverkühn, as Told by a Friend (1948)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: H. T. Lowe-Porter
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Manifested in:

Doctor Faustus (1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 067973905X
Pages: 510

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