History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus

History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus: Together with the Second Report of Faustus, Containing His Appearances and the Deeds of Wagner - Anonymous, William Rose

This story is the precursor of a great list of works about Faustus: the mortal who made a deal with the devil. It's an inspiring tale about the advantages and consequences of taking the Devil as an ally. This Faust is an individual who sought the ultimate knowledge, but who only found and worked in deceit. It's relevant to the 16th century because science as the work of the devil was portrayed as that knowledge obtained by dealing with the devil rather than Godly ways.