The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/07/1996
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The Magic Mountain
A worthwhile climb
This book is tough: there is no getting around it and I defy anyone who has read it to have breezed through it. It is however a fantastic book that combine... READ MORE
Tim Mowbray at London Wall


This European masterpiece from the Nobel prizewinner explores the lure and degeneracy of ideas in an introverted community on the eve of World War I. Hans Castorp is 'a perfectly ordinary, if engaging young man' when he goes to visit his cousin in an exclusive sanatorium in the Swiss Alps. What should have been a three week trip turns into a seven year stay. Hans falls in love and becomes intoxicated with the ideas he hears at the clinic - ideas which will strain and crack apart in a world on the verge of the First World War.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780749386429
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Weight: 543g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 28 mm

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The Magic Mountain
The Magic Mountain
At the risk of being labelled a Philistine, I declare that this book is one of the most insufferably boring tomes that has ever made it onto my bedside tab... READ MORE
Lance Mitchell
The Magic Mountain
A questionable read
I've some sympathy for the reviewer who gave this book a one star review but on the other hand I usually enjoy this sort of thing, and I'm enjoying this th... READ MORE