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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, normally known simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.

"No Elizabethan play outside the Shakespeare canon has raised more controversy than Doctor Faustus. There is no agreement concerning the nature of the text and the date of composition... and the centrality of the Faust legend in the history of the Western world precludes any definitive agreement on the interpretation of the play..."

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ISBN-13:  9780582817807
Editor:  John O'Connor
Author:  Christopher Marlowe
Genre:  Play
Publisher:  Pearson Education Limited
Date Published:  2003
Format:  Paperback
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review by . September 28, 2010
Marlowe answered Lennon's dreadful and dreary supposition nearly 400 years in advance, and the disputation was over long before it started. As surely as there is a heaven, which Faustus could see but not reach, there is a hell that Faustus could enjoy but not escape.      Doctor Faustus is Marlowe's masterpiece, a shockingly live and relevant plea that burns off the page with terror, fear, love, pride, humor, and regret, I recently saw the play at the Royal Exchange Theatre …
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