Buddenbrooks: the decline of a family
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 family's 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 Mann's achievement in this riveting, tragic novel. With an introduction by T. J. Reed, and translated by John E. Woods.
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|author||Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.|
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|display_description||Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1900, when Mann was only twenty-five, has become a classic of modem literature - the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany. With consummate skill, Mann draws a rounded picture of middle-class life: births and christenings; marriages, divorces, and deaths; successes and failures. These commonplace occurrences, intrinsically the same, vary slightly as they recur in each succeeding generation. Yet as the Buddenbrooks family eventually succumbs to the seductions of modernity - seductions that are at variance with its own traditions - its downfall becomes certain.|
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|record_details||ils:.b15494676|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Knopf,|1993.|648 p. : port. ; 24 cm., ils:.b17285240|Book|Books||English|Knopf :|1994.|xxxvii, 731 p. ; 22 cm., ils:.b25317970|Book|Books|First Vintage International edition.|English|Vintage International,|1993.|731 pages ; 21 cm|
|subject_facet||Domestic fiction, Families -- Fiction, Germany -- Fiction|
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|title_full||Buddenbrooks : the decline of a family / Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods, Buddenbrooks : the decline of a family / Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by John E. Woods ; with an introduction by T.J. Reed|
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