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Mephisto

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Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone he yearned for: attracting the attention of Hermann Göring, it wins Hofgen an appointment as head of the State Theatre. The rewards – the respect of the public, a castle-like villa, a uplace in Berlin's highest circles – are beyond his wildest dreams. But the moral consequences of his betrayals begin to haunt him, turning his dreamworld into a nightmare.

Synopsis:

Hendrik Hofgen, an unknown actor obsessed with fame, renounces his wife and mistress when the Nazis come to power. The culmination of his ascent into Nazi society comes with his performance as the demonic Mephisto. Hofgen then must face the moral consequences of his rise to fame.

Synopsis:

Banned in Germany for years after publication, >Mephisto< subsequently became a bestseller throughout Europe. Translated from the German by Robin Smyth.

About the Author

Klaus Mann, the second child of Thomas Mann, was born in Munich in 1906. He began writing short stories and articles in 1924 and within a year was a theatrical critic for a Berlin newspaper. In 1925 both a volume of his short stories and his first novel, The Pious Dance, were published. His sister Erika, to whom he was very close, was in the cast of his first play, Anja and Esther. He also acted a continued to write prolifically. Klaus Mann left Germany in 1933 and lived in Amsterdam until 1936, during which time he became a Czechoslovakian citizen, having been deprived of his German citizenship by the Nazis. Moving to the United States in 1936, he lived in Princeton, New Jersey, and New York City. He became a U.S. citizen in 1943. He died in 1949, at the age of forty-two, in Cannes, France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189186
Translator:
Smyth, Robyn
Translator:
Smyth, Robin
Translator:
Smyth, Robyn
Author:
Mann, Klaus
Author:
Smyth, Robin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
MS88-01
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x.59 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140189186 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hendrik Hofgen, an unknown actor obsessed with fame, renounces his wife and mistress when the Nazis come to power. The culmination of his ascent into Nazi society comes with his performance as the demonic Mephisto. Hofgen then must face the moral consequences of his rise to fame.
"Synopsis" by , Banned in Germany for years after publication, >Mephisto< subsequently became a bestseller throughout Europe. Translated from the German by Robin Smyth.

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