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HB DJ first edition. DJ not clipped. Black cloth boards. Impressed TM front near centre edge. Gilt titles + 2 gilt line bands spine. 24.1 x 16.8cm. 534 handcut pages. New translation from the German by John E. Woods of Thomas Mann's most famous and important novel, a modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which 20th century Germany sells its soul to the devil. Condition: Slight shelf rub on DJ edges, otherwise appears unused. VGC. Please note, heavy book, if sent outside UK may incur extra postage. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Book by Mann Thomas Woods John E
Reseña del editor: A new translation of one of Thomas Mann's most important novels, written in 1948, offers a modern rendering of the Faust legend in which Leverku+a5hn, a musical genius, promises his body and soul to the devil in exchange for twenty-four years of musical triumph.
Título: Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German ...
Editorial: Alfred A Knopf
Año de publicación: 1997
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0001111102
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condición: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Nº de ref. del artículo: G0375400540I3N10
Descripción Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. del artículo: S_217555585
Descripción Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. Condición: Used: Acceptable. Nº de ref. del artículo: SONG0375400540
Descripción Knopf, 1997. Condición: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0375400540-2-4
Descripción Knopf, 1997. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0375400540
Descripción Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. Condición: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0375400540q
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. 0375400540 1948 Knopf hard cover - stated First American Edition - no dust jacket - owner's name inside cover - otherwise cover fine binding strong page edge and contents clean - a fine solid tight collectible - enjoy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 00-YY4D-0FFJ
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. 0375400540 1948 Knopf hard cover - stated First Edition - no dust jacket - minor wear to cover - minor staining to page edge - otherwise binding strong contents clean a fine collectible - enjoy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 7H-PIRX-U5UV
Descripción Alfred A Knopf, New York U. S. A., 1948. Hardcover. Condición: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. Marfree, collectable Fine stated 1st Amer Ed of 1948 (N. B. -NOT the 2nd trans by J E Woods! ) beautifully bound in black satin w/ gilt dec on spine & blind embossing on F, sunned DJ designed by Geo Salter has couple of chips less than an inch + more sunning & a tape repair verso to spine; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.8 inches; 510 pages; Thomas Mann at his tragic best! Jan 5, 2000 By D. Roberts (Battle Creek, Michigan USA) - For those of you who have not done so already, I would highly recommend reading Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust" before taking this one on. It will make more sense that way and will also provide a remarkable opportunity to see the evolution of a wonderful myth. Now, to attempt to summarize a masterpiece like this in a few words is absurd, but I will do my best. Marlowe's Faust is the most straightforward of the three (not that it is not a great work of literature itself, mind you) . Faust is an absolutely brilliant character who is so brilliant, in fact, that he is bored with life. So he makes a deal with Mephistopheles (one of Satan's demons) that he will have 25 years of almost omnipotence, being able to do anything and possessing almost god-like powers. However, when the 25 years are up, his soul will belong to the devil. Goethe's Faust is one of the top 5 or so greatest exemplars of literature ever written. It is, quite simply, astounding. In short, the plot is kinda/sorta the same, only in Goethe there is no time limit in the agreement with Mephistopheles. Rather, at the point when Faust ceases to press on and becomes sedentary, the devil has him. It is the moment in which Faust utters "Stay, moment, stay.thou art so fair" that he will be doomed. I do not want to say anything more about Goethe's Faust so that I can refrain from giving anything away. At any rate, enter Thomas Mann with a 20th century twist on the myth. Adrian Leverkuhn sells his soul to the devil for a new form of music. Satan grants his wish and gives him Schoenberg's 12 tone. (Of course, it is Leverkuhn's 12 tone in the novel) . For Mann, this was symbolically a representative of how 20th century man sells his soul to the devil; it is thru the trivialization of art. The 12 tone, although a brilliant conception, is none-the-less something other than music for Mann (and for myself, if I may add) . Mirrored to Leverkuhn's fate is the seduction of the German people by Adolf Hitler. Hitler promised them great glories and a feeling of invincibility. For a brief time (like in a Faustian pact) he delivered on his promise. However, in the end, the Germans paid dearly for their hubris. The end of the war brought along with it the destruction of Her Dresden China; Dresden, the very cultural and artistic heart and soul of Germany, was all but destroyed. This book is truly an epic and is not for leisure or light reading. However, it is a must for anyone interested in the Faustian myth, World War II, German history, Thomas Mann or any combination thereof. A tremendous novel. Nº de ref. del artículo: 22106