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Passionate Journey

Passionate Journey

2001 ·
·4.03·111 Ratings ·160 Pages
“ The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. ” ― Carl Sagan
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  • Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels

    ·4.02·213 Ratings
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  • Mario and the Magician

    ·3.43·1,394 Ratings
    Mario and the Magician is one of Mann's most political stories. Mann openly criticizes fascism, a choice which later became one of the grounds for his exile to Switzerland following Hitler's rise to power. The sorcerer, Cipolla, is analogous to the fascis
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    ·4.41·1,210 Ratings
    This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner’s great masterpiece is a major literary event.Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts–The Stories of Jac
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  • The Holy Sinner

    ·3.92·512 Ratings
    THE BOOK: An epic arch sinfulness, The Holy Sinner is one of Thomas Mann's great works. From the incestuous union of the two beautiful children of the Duke Grimald of Flanders a boy is born. Left to die at sea, the child is eventually rescued & brough
  • Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man: The Early Years

    ·3.89·2,344 Ratings
    Thomas Mann's final novel recounts the strange and entranced career of the gifted swindler, Felix Krull, through his childhood and early manhood. Krull is a man unhampered by moral precepts that govern the conduct of ordinary mortals, and this natural lac
  • The Black Swan

    ·3.49·311 Ratings
    Thomas Mann's bold and disturbing novella, written in 1952, is the feminine counterpart of his masterpiece Death in Venice. Written from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of psych
  • Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family

    ·4.14·13,934 Ratings
    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 uncertai
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