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343;366 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth and marbled boards in original slipcase. Two Volumes in One. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter with an Introductory essay by the Author, Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Felix Hoffmann. In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death. Widely considered one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature.