Christopher Marlowe : Dr.Faustus

About the Book

Christopher Marlowe is the chief literary figure of the earlier Renaissance in England. He invigorated the contemporary tragedy with ardour and passion. Indeed, without Marlowe there would have been no Shakespeare. Doctor Faustus is a great tragedy, and for the first time in the history of English Drama, the tragic effect depends upon the inner conflict in the mind of the towering personality, who is the hero.

This edition of Doctor Faustus has the following salient features:

  1. Background Information on the Elizabethan Age and Concept of Tragedy
  2. Complete Text with Annotations, Paraphrase and Explanation of Important Passages
  3. Critical and Comprehensive Discussion on Textual Aspects
  4. Important University Questions with Answers
  5. Selected Literary Criticism