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De man zonder eigenschappen: Deel Een by Robert MusilDutch/Swedish/Polish, 1
De man zonder eigenschappen: Deel Twee by Robert MusilDutch/Swedish/Polish, 2
De man zonder eigenschappen: Deel Drie by Robert MusilDutch/Swedish/Polish, 3
De man zonder eigenschappen: Deel Vier by Robert MusilDutch/Swedish/Polish, 4
The Man without Qualities, Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction; The Like of It Now Happens I [Vol. 1 of 3] by Robert MusilWilkins/Kaiser, 1
The Man Without Qualities, Volume 2: The Like of It Now Happens II by Robert MusilWilkins/Kaiser, 2
The Man Without Qualities, Volume 3: Into the Millennium III (The Criminals) by Robert MusilWilkins/Kaiser, 3
The Man Without Qualities, Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction, and Pseudo Reality Prevails by Robert MusilWilkins/Pike, 1
The Man Without Qualities, Volume 2: Into the Millennium; From the Posthumous Papers by Robert MusilWilkins/Pike, 2
The Man Without Qualities (abridged) by Robert Musilabridged

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Musil was working on his novel for more than twenty years. He started in 1921 and spent the rest of his life writing it. When he died in 1942, the novel was not completed. The 1,074-page Volume 1 (Part I: A Sort of Introduction, and Part II: The Like of It Now Happens) and 605-page Volume 2 (Part III: Into the Millennium (The Criminals)) were published in 1930 and 1933 respectively in Berlin. Part III did not include 20 chapters withdrawn from Vol. 2 of 1933 while in printer's galley proofs. From 1933 until death, Musil was working on Part III. In 1943 in Lausanne, Musil's widow Martha published a 462-page collection of material from literary remains including the 20 galley chapters withdrawn from Part III, as well as drafts of the final incomplete chapters and notes on the development and direction of the novel. The Man Without Qualities Vol. 1. was published in English first in 1953 in translation by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Vol. 2 followed in 1955, and 3 - in 1961. (London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960, first editions, 8vo [Octavo (max. 6x9 inches)]; New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., first US editions). They were titled: Vol. 1 - A Sort of Introduction, The Like of It Now Happens (I); Vol. 2 - The Like of It Now Happens (II); Vol. 3 - Into the Millennium (III) (The Criminals), and had xxxv+365, vii+454, xi+445 pages respectively. In 1995, Knopf published two-volume edition (1,774 pages) in translation by Sophie Wilkins and Burton Pike. Parts I and II are in Vol. 1, while Part III, the twenty galley chapters, and unfinished chapters, are in Vol. 2.
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