Vintage Classics Doctor Faustus

Mann, Thomas

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This is the story of German composer, Adrian Leverkühn. Zeitblom, the narrator, tells his friend’s story against the backdrop of WW2, which acts as counterpoint to Mann’s vast theme, the discord between genius and sanity.

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A masterpiece of German modernism and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Adrian Leverkühn is a young man destined for success. He is a composer – creative and brilliant, but he will stop at nothing to achieve greatness. Intentionally contracting syphilis in order to deepen his creative potential through madness, Adrian makes his pact with nature. Mann’s interpretation of the Faustian legend is a story of madness and sanity, genius and corruption, intellectual attainment and Germany’s moral fall.

‘Arguably the great German novel’ New York Times

Additional information

Weight 540 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 38 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

510

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

833.912 (edition:20)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K