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    Goethe's Faust - English translation

    Please can someone who knows Faust in the original German recommend a reliable and worthwhile English translation?
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    A rapid post, as I am going out.
    I had a very quick look at it, but this seemīs to be a much better translation of the play than the Portuguese one Iīve been
    revising.
    English has a different poetry tradition and this counts a lot.
    And there are different formats available for download
    https://archive.org/stream/faustpart...tuoft_djvu.txt

    However I found a digitation mistake right in the first prolog:

    "Their motto : Live and let the, I approve.
    The posts, the boards are up, and for a season
    Each looks for such a feast as he doth love."
    Anyway I would give it a try.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 10-19-2016 at 07:32 AM.
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    Dear old Everyman Library. I've lots of second hand volumes from them.

    But that translation is 1908. There must be something in the last 118 years.
    Previously JonathanB

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