Free On-Line Books
- The Wolfenbüttel Manuscript Faust Book (before 1587): Historia & Tale of Doctor Johannes Faustus.
- The P. F. Gent. Faust Book: The Faust Book, translated by P. F. Gent., which formed the basis of Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus.
- Marlowe’s Faustus (1604): Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, Kit Marlowe’s Faustus available free at Project Gutenberg (Quarto of 1604).
- Marlowe’s Faustus (1616): Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, Kit Marlowe’s Faustus free at Project Gutenberg (Quarto of 1616).
- Goethe’s Faust: Translation of parts 1 and 2 by A. S. Kline: Goethe’s Faust.
- Goethe’s Faust: A scene-by-scene study of parts 1 and 2 by A. S. Kline: Goethe’s Faust Study.
- Goethe’s Faust (Bayard Taylor): Faust (Part 1) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by Bayard Taylor. Available free via Project Gutenberg.
- Goethe’s Faust (Brooks): Faust (Part 1) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by Charles Brooks. Available free via Project Gutenberg.
Books That Cost Money
Amazon Reading Lists:
Books, music, and videos on Faust.
- Anonymous – “Historia von D. Iohan Fausten” (1587).
- Jacob Bidermann – “Cenodoxus” (1602).
- Christopher Marlowe’s “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus” (1604~1610).
- Gotthold Lessing’s play, “Doktor Faustus,” mentioned in a contribution to a magazine (1759), but otherwise left unfinished, but collected and published posthumously (1784) in its original, incomplete form.
- Dorothy L. Sayers’s “The Devil to Pay.”
- Vaclav Havel’s “Temptation.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Faust.”
- Gertrude Stein’s “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights.”
- Michel Carre’s “Faust et Marguerite.”
- Mark Ravenhill’s “Faust is Dead.”
- David Mamet’s “Faustus.”
- Heinrich Heine’s “Der Doktor Faust.”
- Carol Ann Duffy’s “Mrs Faust.”
- Delmore Schwartz’s “Faust in Old Age.”
- Dale Pendell’s “Pharmako Gnosis.”
- William Beckford’s “Vathek.”
- Stephen Vincent Benet’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”
- Valery Bryusov’s “The Fiery Angel”: the tavern scene from Goethe’s Faust, Part 1, is spliced into the rest of Bryusov’s storyline.
- Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita.”
- Adelbert von Chamisso’s “Peter Schlemihl’s Remarkable Story” (Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte, 1814).
- Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness.”
- Carl Deuker’s “On the Devil’s Court.”
- Philip K. Dick’s “Galactic Pot-Healer.”
- Samuel Adams Drake’s “Jonathan Moulton and the Devil.”
- João Guimarães Rosa’s “Grande Sertão: Veredas” (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands).
- Thomas Harris’s “Silence of the Lambs.”
- Herman Hesse’s “Demian.”
- Tom Holt’s “Faust Among Equals.”
- Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker.”
- Ed Kleiman’s “North End Faust.”
- Alfred Jarry’s “Faustroll.”
- Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”
- Thomas Mann’s “Doktor Faustus.”
- Klaus Mann’s “Mephisto.”
- Charles Maturin’s “Melmoth the Wanderer.”
- Terry Pratchett’s “
- Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire.”
- Anne Rice’s “Memnoch the Devil.”
- V. Alexander Stefan’s “Doctor Faustef.”
- Michael Swanwick’s “Jack Faust.”
- Ivan Turgenev’s “Faust.”
- Douglass Wallop’s “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.”
- Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”
- Zoran Živković’s “Time-gifts.”
- Matthew Lewis’s “The Monk.”
- Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley’s “If at Faust You Don’t Succeed.”
Anime and manga
- Shaman King (A character in Shaman King, Faust VIII, is a descendant of Dr. Faust).
- Saber Marionette (The antagonistic ruler of the kingdom of Gartlant in Saber Marionette J).
- Faust Münchhausen (a villain seen in the Urotsukidoji movies).
- Deel Faust (The impish kid Devil General of Wind in “Devil (&) Devil”).
- The comic book Faust was published in the 80s and 90s by artist Tim Vigil and writer David Quinn. The book follows a story template similar to the opera Faust, but is an updated version. Rebel Studios, an independent label originally published it, but it was later picked up by Avatar Press and a subsequent sequel series was created. Both are extremely sexual and violent series.
- Felix Faust is a magical supervillain in the universe of DC Comics. He appeared first in 1962 as an adversary of the Justice League of America.
- Jack Faust was the name of a magician in Alan Moore’s series Promethea, and is also referred to in other books from the America’s Best Comics imprint.
- In Help!, Volume 2, Number 1, February 1962, Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder produced “Goodman Goes Playboy.” In it, Goodman Beaver sells his soul to Mephistopheles in order to gain the material and sexual benefits that were extolled monthly in Playboy magazine. This comic strip, however, was legally suppressed by the creators of Archie Comics because it disparaged their cartoon character and his companions.
- Dr. John Dee, a Renaissance scholar who was a likely inspiration for Marlowe’s version of the “Faust” story, is a character in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
- In the Hong Kong comic strip The World of Lily Wong one of the main characters, Stuart Wright, once worked at a very immoral advertising agency called Faust Associates. Their company logo resembled a devil.
- The fifth chapter of Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta references Faust, and the deal he made.
- In the Anime Shaman King, one of the subcharacters is called Faust VIII and is portrayed as a depressed, secluded person.
- Bertrand Russell’s essay “A Free Man’s Worship.”
- Oswald Spengler’s book “The Decline of the West” labeled Western society as ‘Faustian’.
- Peter Gowan’s book “The Global Gamble – Washington’s Faustian Bid for World Dominance.”