I wanted to say that Goethe's " Faust " is the best I ever read but then I remembered Fontane's "Effi Briest" and some books that I read again and again because. Faust: Eine Tragödie. Erster Theil. Front Cover. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Preview this book » Faust: eine tragoedie, Volume 2 · Johann Wolfgang von. Ironically, Faust reveals his disapproval for books as a true source of knowledge in understanding the world; we must turn to life and living, and experience.