The Magic Mountain (Paperback)Thomas Mann (author)
Humorous, philosophical and filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Mann’s modernist masterpiece spans themes of time, love, imagination, illness and death through a story of a young man whose visit to see his cousin at a sanatorium turns into a seven-year stay.
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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm
'Magnificent... a beautiful, feverish account of obsessive love' - Jonathan Coe
'Featuring lengthy debates between humanist freemasons and Jews-turned-Catholics, a long love-scene written entirely in French and a brilliant hallucinatory journey down the snowy slopes, it merits multiple readings. A novel for a lifetime not just a rainy afternoon' - Guardian
'A monumental writer' - Sunday Telegraph
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