Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was possibly the greatest writer in German literature. Poet, novelist, and dramatist, his most famous works include The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wilhelm Meister, and Faust.

Goethe in 1779 by G. O. May

For more information see Katharina Eiermann's Goethe Page.

The Kuusankoski (Finland) Public Library Goethe Page

Check out the extensive biography by Jane K. Brown (with illustrations)

The Tragedy of Faust -- a BiblioBytes site: the entire text in English, searchable by word.

Faust in the original German

The myth of Goethe's Faust in The Master and Margarita -- An article by Anita McCreath, University of South Africa