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978-0-679-41737-8 / 0679417370

Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (Everyman's Library)

by Mann, Thomas

Publisher:Everyman's Library

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1901, when Mann was only twenty-six, has become a classic of modern literature.

 

It is the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany facing the advent of modernity; in an uncertain new world, the familys bonds and traditions begin to disintegrate. As Mann charts the Buddenbrooks decline from prosperity to bankruptcy, from moral and psychic soundness to sickly piety, artistic decadence, and madness, he ushers the reader into a world of stunning vitality, pieced together from births and funerals, weddings and divorces, recipes, gossip, and earthy humor.

 

In its immensity of scope, richness of detail, and fullness of humanity, buddenbrooks surpasses all other modern family chronicles. With remarkable fidelity to the original German text, this superb translation emphasizes the magnificent scale of Manns achievement in this riveting, tragic novel.  With an introduction by T. J. Reed, and translated  by John E. Woods.


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