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Thomas Mann (1) [1875–1955]

This page covers the author of The Magic Mountain.

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Thomas Mann was born into a well-to-do upper class family in Lubeck, Germany. His mother was a talented musician and his father a successful merchant. From this background, Mann derived one of his dominant themes, the clash of views between the artist and the merchant. Mann's novel, Buddenbrooks (1901), traces the declining fortunes of a merchant family much like his own as it gradually loses interest in business but gains an increasing artistic awareness. Mann was only 26 years old when this novel made him one of Germany's leading writers. Mann went on to write The Magic Mountain (1924), in which he studies the isolated world of the tuberculosis sanitarium. The novel was based on his wife's confinement in such an institution. Doctor Faustus (1947), his masterpiece, describes the life of a composer who sells his soul to the devil as a price for musical genius. Mann is also well known for Death in Venice (1912) and Mario the Magician (1930), both of which portray the tensions and disturbances in the lives of artists. His last unfinished work is The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (1954), a brilliantly ironic story about a nineteenth-century swindler. An avowed anti-Nazi, Mann left Germany and lived in the United States during World War II. He returned to Switzerland after the war and became a celebrated literary figure in both East and West Germany. In 1929 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Magic Mountain (Author) 8,539 copies, 150 reviews
Buddenbrooks (Author) 5,074 copies, 91 reviews
Death in Venice (Author) 4,803 copies, 96 reviews
Death in Venice: And Seven Other Stories (Author) 2,198 copies, 16 reviews
The Holy Sinner (Author) 791 copies, 8 reviews
Lotte in Weimar (Author) 718 copies, 12 reviews
Death in Venice and Other Stories (Author) 675 copies, 6 reviews
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Royal Highness (Author) 528 copies, 6 reviews
Joseph in Egypt (Author) 431 copies, 3 reviews
Joseph the Provider (Author) 420 copies, 4 reviews
Death in Venice and Other Tales (Author) 419 copies, 4 reviews
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Stories of Three Decades 288 copies, 4 reviews
Mario and the Magician (Author) 258 copies, 7 reviews
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Die Erzählungen 226 copies, 1 review
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The Tales of Jacob (Author) 197 copies, 5 reviews
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Tristan (Author) 191 copies, 2 reviews
The Tables of the Law (Author) 127 copies, 2 reviews
The Magic Mountain Vol. 1 (Author) 118 copies, 2 reviews
The Magic Mountain Vol. 2 (Author) 110 copies, 2 reviews
Death in Venice / Mario and the Magician (Author) 101 copies, 2 reviews
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The Living Thoughts of Schopenhauer (Editor, some editions) 37 copies
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Frühe Erzählungen 1893-1912 33 copies, 1 review
Last Essays 29 copies, 1 review
Meistererzählungen (Author) 28 copies, 1 review
Past Masters 27 copies
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Great Modern European Short Stories (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 97 copies, 1 review
Novellen (Introduction, some editions) 96 copies
German stories. Deutsche Novellen (Contributor) 91 copies
German Stories and Tales (Contributor) 91 copies
Death in Venice [1971 film] (Original book) 87 copies, 1 review
Great German Short Stories (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
De familie Mann geschiedenis van een gezin (Author) 74 copies, 4 reviews
The Folio Book of Short Novels (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
Meta-Politics: The Roots of the Nazi Mind (Contributor, some editions) 54 copies
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Eleven Modern Short Novels (Contributor) 48 copies, 1 review
XII Twelve Short Novels (Contributor) 30 copies
The Book Lovers (Contributor) 25 copies
Ten Modern Short Novels (Contributor) 24 copies
Nine Short Novels (Contributor) 16 copies
Lettere della resistenza europea (Preface, some editions) 15 copies
Buddenbrooks [2008 film] (Original book) 13 copies, 1 review
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Strange Desires (Contributor) 5 copies
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Deutsche Erzählungen (Contributor) 1 copy
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