The Magic Mountain

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A.A. Knopf, 2005 - Fiction - 854 pages
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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 in Literature in 1929.The Magic Mountaintakes 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.

Acclaimed translator John E. Woods has given us the definitive English version of Mann’s masterpiece. A monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment,The Magic Mountainis an enduring classic.
 

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Contents

I
6
2
21
TeasingViaticumInterrupted Merriment
54
Clarity of Mind
75
Herr Albin
92
4
109
He Tries Out His Conversational French
124
Hippe I 35
141
Encyclopedia
281
Humaniora
318
6
409
Someone Else
428
The City of God and Evil Deliverance
459
An Outburst of TemperSomething
503
Operationes Spirituales
528
7
641

Doubts and Considerations
156
Growing AnxietyTwo Grandfathers and a Twilight
166
The Thermometer
198
5
208
Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarit
259
Mercurys Moods
268
A Stroll by the Shore
647
Vingt et un
666
Mynheer Peeperkorn Conclusion
672
641
681
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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.

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