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The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain

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By (author) Thomas Mann, Translated by John E. Woods

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  • Publisher: EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • Format: Hardback | 854 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 42mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857152891
  • ISBN 13: 9781857152890
  • Sales rank: 59,790

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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.

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Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Germany. He was only twenty-five when his first novel, Buddenbrooks, was published. In 1924 The Magic Mountain was published, and, five years later, Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Following the rise of the Nazis to power, he left Germany for good in 1933 to live in Switzerland and then in California, where he wrote Doctor Faustus (first published in the United States in 1948). Thomas Mann died in 1955.