The Magic Mountain (Paperback)
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The Magic Mountain (Paperback)

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Paperback 752 Pages / Published: 29/07/1996
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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
ISBN: 9780749386429
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Magnificent... a beautiful, feverish account of obsessive love" -- Jonathan Coe * Guardian *
"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 *
"The greatest German novelist of the 20th century" * Spectator *
"Mann is Germany's outstanding modern classic, a decadent representative of the tradition of Goethe and Schiller. With his famous irony, he was up there with Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Freud, holding together the modern world with a love of art and imagination to compensate for the emptiness left by social and religious collapse." * Independent *

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Lance Mitchell

“The Magic Mountain”

At the risk of being labelled a Philistine, I declare that this book is one of the most insufferably boring tomes that has ever made it onto my bedside table. I admit that I only struggled my way through the first 170... More

Paperback edition
30th July 2008
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“A questionable read”

I've some sympathy for the reviewer who gave this book a one star review but on the other hand I usually enjoy this sort of thing, and I'm enjoying this though not as much as I'd hoped. I suppose it all... More

Paperback edition
10th June 2013
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“A worthwhile climb”

This book is tough: there is no getting around it and I defy anyone who has read it to have breezed through it. It is however a fantastic book that combines fairytale magic with philosophy and reminds me of a rather... More

Paperback edition
1st February 2013
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