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Mefisto (1989) [Novel]
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Mefisto, a brilliant modern-day retelling of the Faust legend, explores the relations between science and the real world, and between the scientist and the human cost of his explorations. Gabriel Swan, a math prodigy obsessed with the idea of order, becomes involved with the mesmerizing trio formed by sad, obese Mr. Kasperl, who is like someone "from a country where no one else lived"; lovely, mute Sophie; and the Mephistophelian Felix, whose appearances always foretoken disaster. In an abandoned mansion, their changing relations, and Gabriel's quest for a "formula that will reduce the disorder of common things to an equation," slowly and inevitably land him in his own private season in Hell.

Original title: Mefisto
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Mefisto

Mefisto (1989)
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Language: English

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Mefisto (May 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: David R. Godine
ISBN: 1567920977
Dimensions: 5.56 x 8.26 x .70
Pages: 233

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