|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play and the best known version of the Faust story. It was published in two parts: Faust: der Tragödie erster Teil (translated as Faust Part One) and Faust: der Tragödie zweiter Teil (Faust Part Two). 4612 lines long, the play is a closet drama, meaning that it is meant to be read rather than performed. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be the greatest work of German literature.|
|Prelude at the Theatre||27|
|Prologue in Heaven||35|
|Scene I.||Night (Faust's Monologue)||41|
|II.||Before the City-Gate||57|
|III.||The Study (The Exorcism)||72|
|IV.||The Study (The Compact)||85|
|X.||The Neighbor's House||151|
|XIV.||Forest and Cavern||173|
|XVII.||At the Fountain||191|
|XIV.||Donjon (Margaret's Prayer)||194|
|XIV.||Night (Valentine's Death)||196|
|XIV.||Oberon and Titania's Golden Wedding||226|
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