The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain

A Novel

Book - 2005
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With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps-a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War. To this hermetic and otherworldly realm comes Hans Castorp, an "ordinary young man" who arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years, during which he succumbs both to the lure of eros and to the intoxication of ideas.

Acclaimed translator John E. Woods has given us the definitive English version of Mann's masterpiece. A monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, The Magic Mountain is an enduring classic.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2005
ISBN: 9781400044214
Branch Call Number: MAN
Characteristics: xxxiii, 854 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Woods, John E. (John Edwin)


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Jun 21, 2017

A brilliant work of art , most great authors give us a magnificent display of their beliefs and philosophy but Mann shows us a brilliant debate between two conflicting schools of thought and like all great works, leaves us with more questions than answers .

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Jul 27, 2017

gale37 thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over


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