Vintage Classics Magic Mountain

Mann, Thomas

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In this allegorical work, Thomas Mann uses a sanitorium in the Swiss mountains to symbolise the diseased capitalistic society of pre-war Europe.

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This European masterpiece from the Nobel prizewinner explores the lure and degeneracy of ideas in an introverted community on the eve of World War I.

Hans Castorp is ‘a perfectly ordinary, if engaging young man’ when he goes to visit his cousin in an exclusive sanatorium in the Swiss Alps. What should have been a three week trip turns into a seven year stay. Hans falls in love and becomes intoxicated with the ideas he hears at the clinic – ideas which will strain and crack apart in a world on the verge of the First World War.

‘Magnificent… a beautiful, feverish account of obsessive love’ Jonathan Coe, Guardian

‘The greatest German novelist of the 20th century’ Spectator

Additional information

Weight 540 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 129 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

729

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

833.912 (edition:20)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K