This book is the inspiration for a lot of music during the Romantic period, and I have no idea what it's about. It's definitely on my summer read list.

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - read in one of my German Litererature classes in college

Harry Clarke illustration for Goethe's "Faust"

hideback: Harry Clarke (Irish, Faust, 1925 “Methinks, a million fools in choir are raving and will never tire”

'Every reader reads himself into the book' | Goethe's Faust Illustrated by Harry Clark

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Goethe's Faust, translated by Anna Swanwick, Chicago New York: Belford, Clarke Company 1886

Harry Clarke (1889-1931). Illustration from Goethe's Faust.

A 1960 edition of Goethe’s Faust. Harry Clarke was an Irish artist who was known for his book illustrations and stained glass creations. Important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and was heavily influenced by Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Harry Clarke for a 1925 edition of Goethes Faust. Jenny Lens: Whatta great illustrator! Love him!

Illustrations by Harry Clarke for a 1925 edition of Goethe's Faust Harry Clarke's Faust - 50 Watts