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Faust, a famous magician, the hero of a wellknown folk-story, which has formed the foundation of puppet-plays, dramas, operas, and of Goethe's celebrated philosophic poem, the several authors enlarging or otherwise altering the original legend as suited their purpose...

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This Encyclopedia is made up of information from the late 1800s. when the British Empire was at its height, before airplane travel, before automobiles were common and before the western world had been battered by two world wars.