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Dr. Faustus: The Life of Composer Adrian Leverkuan as Told by a Friend by  Thomas; translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter Mann - 1st edition - 1948 - from civilizingbooks and Biblio.com

Dr. Faustus: The Life of Composer Adrian Leverkuan as Told by a Friend

by Mann, Thomas; translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter

Condition: Good/No Jacket


Knopf, NY, 1948. 1st edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. “Thomas Mann’s last great novel, first published in 1947… is a modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which Germany sells its soul to the Devil. Mann’s protagonist, the composer Adrian LeverkŸhn, is the flower of German culture, a brilliant, isolated, overreaching figure, his radical new music a breakneck game played by art at the very edge of impossibility… LeverkŸhn’s life story is a brilliant allegory of the rise of the Third Reich, of Germany’s renunciation of its own humanity and its embrace of ambition and nihilism. It is also Mann’s most profound meditation on the German genius – both national and individual – and the terrible responsibilities of the truly great artist.” [Pub. Info] Clean copy with slight splitting to hinge, inside front cover. Bright spine. 1ST US EDITION.


  • Bookseller: civilizingbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 602BIL-0583
  • Title: Dr. Faustus: The Life of Composer Adrian Leverkuan as Told by a Friend
  • Author: Mann, Thomas; translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used – Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Knopf, NY
  • Date published: 1948
  • Keywords: German, 19th-20th century, short stories, novels, essayist, social critic, Nobel Prize, Goethe Prize
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;

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