The Historie of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor Iohn Faustus Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Jones, John Henry, ed. The English Faust Book: A Critical Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Glossed and annotated edition of the 1592 text. The volume includes an introduction and an extensive bibliography of secondary scholarship.

Baron, Frank. Doctor Faustus: From History to Legend. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1978.

Provides a detailed analysis of the process whereby first- and second-generation accounts of the various Faust and Faust-like figures were made into popular legend.

——. "The Faust Book's Indebtedness to Augustin Lercheimer and the Wittenberg Sources." German Quarterly 59.4 (Fall 1986): 582-94.

Traces connections between published English and German versions of the Faust legend.

Boerner, Peter, and Sidney Johnson, eds. Faust through Four Centuries: Retrospect and Analysis. Tubingen: Niemeyer, 1989.

A collection of essays inspired by a 1987 interdisciplinary symposium on the Faust legend.

Haile, Harry G. "Reconstruction of the Faust Book: The Disputations." PMLA 78 (1963): 175-89.

Examines the issues surrounding textual criticism of early sources of the Faust legend.

Hammill, Graham. "Faustus's Fortunes: Commodification, Exchange, and the Form of Literary Subjectivity." ELH, Vol. 63, No. 2 (Summer 1996): 309-36.

Studies the literary language of the English Faust book.

"P. F. The English Faust Book" and "What Can an Electronic Doctor Faustus Offer?"

Scholarly and accessible website offering extensively linked texts of the English Faust Book and both published texts of Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus. Notes, glosses, and variants are offered for the English Faust Book text.