(1 syl.). The grandest of all Goethe's dramas. Faust makes a
compact with Mephistopheles, who on one occasion provides him with a
cloak, by means of which he is wafted through the air whithersoever he
chooses. “All that is weird, mysterious, and magical groups round this
story.” An English dramatic version has been made by Bayle Bernard.
a tragedy by Marlow; Faust and Marguerite,
by Boucicault; Faust e Margherito
, an opera by Gounod, etc.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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