Cool Covers: Faust

I thought I’d share a photo of my copy of Goethe’s Faust because I love this little book even though I haven’t actually read it yet. It’s a hard cover that I bought in a book exchange for 3 dollars. I think one of the things I like about it is it’s simplicity.

About Goethe’s Faust;

Mephistopheles has debated with God the worth of a creation that only destroys the men it rears, and he has denied as well the essential goodness of man. God has singled out the saintly old scholar, Faust, to prove that there is at least one good man on earth. But the Devil has declared Faust like the rest: “Give him to me but for a little while and I will damn his soul eternally.” God has accepted the wager, contending: “While man’s desires and aspirations stir, he cannot choose but err; yet in his erring journey through the night, instinctively he travels toward the light.” more…

Read more about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Here’s some other Faust covers and one poster because I thought it was cool;

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