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The Glass Bead Game (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 06/07/2000
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In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099283621
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 373 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm


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"One of the truly important books of the century, in any language" * The Times *
"Sublime" -- Thomas Mann
"A massive novel set out to explore the positive side of human nature, the fullness of man's capacity as a thinker and as a prober into scared mysteries...Touching and impressive" * Observer *

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