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This is an auction for THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Thomas Mann.

Translated by H T Lowe-Porter.

Illustrated by Gonzalo Fonseca.

From Wikipedia:

"The Magic Mountain is a novel by Thomas Mann, first published in 1924. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. Mann started writing what was to become The Magic Mountain in 1912. It began as a much shorter narrative. The newer work reflected his experiences and impressions during a period when his wife, who was suffering from a lung complaint, was confined to a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland for several months. In May and June 1912 Mann visited her and became acquainted with the team of doctors who were treating her. According to Mann, in the afterword that was later included in the English translation, this stay became the foundation of the opening chapter (Arrival) of the completed novel. The outbreak of the First World War interrupted work on the book. The conflict and its aftermath led the author to undertake a major re-examination of European bourgeois society, including the sources of the destructiveness displayed by much of civilised humanity. He was also drawn to speculate about more general questions surrounding personal attitudes to life, health, illness, sexuality and mortality. Given this, Mann felt compelled to radically revise and expand the pre-war text before completing it in 1924. Mann's vast composition is erudite, subtle, ambitious, but, most of all, ambiguous; since its original publication it has been subject to a variety of critical assessments…”

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Leather-bound and gold blocked hardback 1981.

724 pages.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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