Buddenbrooks: Book by Thomas Mann

Buddenbrooks

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ISBN: 9780749386474    Publisher: Vintage Year of publishing: 1996     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 9.99        Language: English
Thomas Mann's first novel, Buddenbrooks, is drawn from his own life and experience. Subtitled The Decline of a Family, his story of a prosperous Hanseatic merchant family and their gradual disintegration...Read more
Thomas Mann's first novel, Buddenbrooks, is drawn from his own life and experience. Subtitled The Decline of a Family, his story of a prosperous Hanseatic merchant family and their gradual disintegration is also an extraordinary portrayal of the transition from the stable bourgeois life of the nineteenth century to a modern uncertainty.
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About the author: Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Lubeck, of a line of prosperous and influential merchants. Mann was educated under the discipline of North German schoolmasters... Read more
Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Lubeck, of a line of prosperous and influential merchants. Mann was educated under the discipline of North German schoolmasters before working for an insurance office aged nineteen. During this time he secretly wrote his first tale, Fallen, and shortly afterwards left the insurance office to study art and literature at the University in Munich. After a year in Rome he devoted himself exclusively to writing. He was only twenty-five when Buddenbrooks, his first major novel, was published. Before it was banned and burned by Hitler, it had sold over a million copies in Germany alone. His second great novel, The Magic Mountain, was published in 1924 and the first volume of his tetralogy Joseph and his Brothers in 1933. In 1929 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. In 1933 Thomas Mann left Germany to live in Switzerland. Then, after several previous visits, in 1938 he settled in the United States where he wrote Doctor Faustus and The Holy Sinner. Among the honours he received in the USA was his appointment as a Fellow of the Library of Congress. He revisited his native country in 1949 and returned to Switzerland in 1952, where The Black Swan and Confessions of Felix Krull were written and where he died in 1955.
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Thomas Mann's first novel, Buddenbrooks, is drawn from his own life and experience. Subtitled The Decline of a Family, his story of a prosperous Hanseatic merchant family and their gradual...Read more
Thomas Mann's first novel, Buddenbrooks, is drawn from his own life and experience. Subtitled The Decline of a Family, his story of a prosperous Hanseatic merchant family and their gradual disintegration is also an extraordinary portrayal of the transition from the stable bourgeois life of the nineteenth century to a modern uncertainty.
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