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Doctor Faustus

(1947)
A novel by

 
 
Thomas Mann's last great novel, first published in 1947 and now newly rendered into English by acclaimed translator John E. Woods, is 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doctor Faustus (Everyman's Library)
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-679-40996-3 / 978-0-679-40996-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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November 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
Author(s): Thomas Mann, John E Woods
ISBN: 0-375-40054-0 / 978-0-375-40054-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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December 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dr. Faustus (Modern Library)
Author(s): Thomas Mann, H T Lowe-Porter
ISBN: 0-679-60042-6 / 978-0-679-60042-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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May 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Doctor Faustus
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 1-85715-080-5 / 978-1-85715-080-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
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1668 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn, as Told by a Friend
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-394-60365-6 / 978-0-394-60365-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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December 1949 : UK Hardback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-436-27232-6 / 978-0-436-27232-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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June 1948 : USA Hardback
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Title: DOCTOR FAUSTUS
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-394-42224-4 / 978-0-394-42224-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
Author(s): Thomas Mann, John E Woods
ISBN: 0-375-70116-8 / 978-0-375-70116-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend
Author(s): Thomas Mann, H T Lowe-Porter
ISBN: 0-7493-8657-6 / 978-0-7493-8657-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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March 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer, Adrian Leverkuhn, As Told by a Friend
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-679-73905-X / 978-0-679-73905-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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July 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend
Author(s): H Lowe-Porter, Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-14-018141-5 / 978-0-14-018141-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend
Author(s): H Lowe-Porter, Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-14-002723-8 / 978-0-14-002723-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: DOCTOR FAUSTUS V297
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-394-71297-8 / 978-0-394-71297-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Faustus
Author(s): Thomas Mann
Publisher: Reading Essentials
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