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    DescriptionThe final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, " The Glass Bead Game" is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature Set in the 23rd century, "The Glass Bead Game" is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

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    The Glass Bead Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hermann Hesse, By (author) Clara Winston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 558
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312278496
    ISBN 10: 0312278497

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC21: 833.912
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    DC22: 833/.912
    B&T Approval Code: A24323050
    LC classification: PT2617.E85
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PT2617.E85 G513 2002
    Thema V1.0: FBA, DSB
    Edition statement
    Picador USA ed
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    10 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include "Steppenwolf," "Narcissus and Goldmund," and "The Glass Bead Game." He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.