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An evil spirit to whom Faust, in the German legend, sold his soul.
- ‘Of course, Faust was tempted enough to fall for the Mephistopheles trick, and sold his soul to the devil.’
- ‘Murnau is portrayed as a Mephistopheles who will pay any price to create his masterpiece, including the death of his cast and crew.’
- ‘Instead of setting the play in a room at the inn, he relocates it out in the coachyard, congesting the stage with a sinister traffic-jam of lamp-lit shuttered carriages from whose murky depths the tricksters emerge like so many Mephistopheleses.’
- ‘And events proceed, with yours truly, Mephistopheles himself, trading in his soul for youth, beauty, all that.’
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