English IV – Dr. Faustus Links

It’s so wonderful that many students have been expressing interest in reading Dr. Faustus in it’s entirety. For those of you who would like to do so, you can find several full-text versions here. You can choose the date of publication and whether you prefer the regular or modernized version.

Additionally, this site has interesting information about various incarnations of the Faust legend — from its origins in fifteenth century Germany up to video games in modern America. You may be surprised to find that even certain characters in the Harry Potter books are related to the legend.

If you’re interested in this play, just wait until we read the novel Frankenstein. Several of the same themes are present, and the allusions will make you giddy with the rewarding feeling of everything we read together being connected somehow.