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The Magic Mountain (Hardback)
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The Magic Mountain (Hardback)

The Magic Mountain (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
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Hardback 904 Pages / Published: 29/04/2005
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With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929. The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps-a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War. To this hermetic and otherworldly realm comes Hans Castorp, an "ordinary young man" who arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years, during which he succumbs both to the lure of eros and to the intoxication of ideas.

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781857152890
Number of pages: 904
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 212 x 140 x 40 mm

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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
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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

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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

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