Doctor Faustus Summary
Christopher Marlowe

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Doctor Faustus Summary

Christopher Marlowe based his play Doctor Faustus on stories about a scholar and magician, Johann Faust, who allegedly sold his soul to the devil to gain magical powers. Born in 1488, the original Faust wandered through his German homeland until his death in 1541. In 1587, the first story about his life appeared in Germany, translated into English m 1592 as The History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus.

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