Gretchen (Faust) Gretchen is the hapless lover of Faust in Goethe’s masterpiece, Faust, a tragic two part play written between 1806 and 1831. Faust, of course, makes a pact with the devil in exchange for the sublime reward of knowing the answers to the unfathomable questions of the universe. To his credit, when he meets Gretchen, Faust knows he has the power to ruin her and tries to resist his yearnings. Hint: resistance doesn’t work. Poor Gretchen! She is a God-fearing, rule-abiding young woman when she meets Faust. At story’s end, she has been complicit in the murders of her mother and brother and she has had an illegitimate baby and has murdered it. She stands condemned to death for her actions and has fallen into insanity. When Faust and the devil visit her in jail to try to convince her to escape, she makes one last valiant stand and decides to embrace her awful fate. Fearing the same fate, Faust and his sidekick, Mephistopheles, flee the jail. Gretchen looks better and better to us all the time.
Gretchen - a song by Jandek
Gretchen am Spinnrade - an operatic solo written by Franz Schubert and sung by Renée Fleming
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska - a song by King's X
Marguerite & Gretchen - a song by Akercocke [explicit]
Clever Gretchen (John Warren Stewig) - Poor Hans is only allowed to marry Gretchen after promising that in seven years he will go off with an evil dwarf unless he is able to pose a question the dwarf cannot answer. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Clever Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales (Alison Lurie) - Sleeping beauties? Not Clever Gretchen or Kate Crackernuts or Manka or any of the other young heroines in this wonderful collection of folktales. Active, witty, brave, and resourceful, these girls and young women can fight and hunt, defeat giants, answer riddles, outwit the Devil, and rescue friends and family from all sorts of dangers and evil spells. These stories and many others like them were gathered by scholars from all the countries of Europe, but are usually left out of the popular collections of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when women were supposed to be beautiful, innocent, and passive. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gretchen and the Gremlins (Jerome Alphonse Holst) - The story of a little girl who discovers what happens when she does not take care of her toys and keep her bedroom tidy. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gretchen and the Lost Carousel (Joan Phillips) - Gretchen and her friends help a group of carousel horses looking for their missing carousel after a day magically spent in the forest as real horses. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Gretchen Asks, "How Do Cars Work" (Angel Neuschwander) - Gretchen is a seven-year-old girl who loves to explore the world around her. Her best friend and cat, Lucy, joins her on her many adventures. Together they always find new things to learn about. In this story, Gretchen wonders what makes the wheels of a car turn. Her mother explains how power for the car is made. They will discover that a car works a lot like a bike. Join Gretchen and Lucy as they learn how a car works. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Gretchen Gorgonzola Helps a Pirate (Robin E. Lee) - Gretchen Gorgonzola is a young girl from Maine. Who visits her grandma by plane. On the beaches of Nassau, Gretchen there saw...'A real-life pirate!' she exclaimed. Their adventure starts as they search for a box hidden by a tourist. Across the sky, over the sand and underwater they look. They end up finding the most wonderful treasure of all; friendship. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! (Abby Levine) - It's almost Groundhog Day, and the town of Piccadilly is all a-buzz because Gretchen Groundhog will not Go Out. Her Great-Uncle Gus is too old to look for his shadow anymore--now it's Gretchen's turn. But she's too shy. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gretchen The Bicycle Dog (Anita Heyman) - Gretchen, a spunky, lovable dachshund, tells the true story of how she loses the use of her back legs after an accident but triumphs over her disability with the help of a set of wheels. Candid photographs, engaging text, and a scrapbook-style format gives this real-life story an immediate appeal. Gretchen's tale will be inspirational to all as she overcomes her challenge and keeps her friendly, funny personality intact. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Gretchen The Orphan Groundhog (Tom Mershman) - When Gretchen, a baby groundhog, is separated from her family by a flood, an owl assumes the responsibility of finding suitable adoptive parents for her. Follow the adventures of Gretchen, the orphan groundhog, as she lives with different animal families and tries to learn how to be a good groundhog. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Gretchen's World (Alice Hoffer) - A little girl in need of friends is advised by various animals and sprites on how to make them. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Gretchen - Gretchen Mol (model/actress); Gretchen Wilson (country musician); Gretchen Magers (tennis player); Gretchen Peters (folk singer/songwriter); Gretchen Franklin (English actress); Gretchen Bleiler (snowboarder)
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Gretchen - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Gretchen.