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ISBN13: 9780679772873
ISBN10: 0679772871
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In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.

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In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.

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Pilbeam, May 31, 2008 (view all comments by Pilbeam)
This book is a masterpiece. I thoroughly enjoyed every sentence in this book - reread some sections for the sheer splendor of the prose.
I will read it again, preferably in the late fall - on my deck, with the sun shining and the cold crisp air imparting it's healthful ways.
I gave my copy away upon reading it - It has to shared with those who love great literature.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679772873
Author:
Mann, Thomas
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Translator:
Woods, John E.
Author:
Woods, John E.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Germany Fiction.
Subject:
Sanatoriums
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.08x5.26x1.25 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.
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