Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family

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Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Fiction
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First published in 1900. A minutely imagined chronicle of four generations of a North German mercantile family - a work so true to life that it scandalized the author's former neighbors inhis native Lubeck. As he charts the Buddenbrokks' decline from prsoperity to bankruptcy, from moral and psychic soundness to sickly piety, artistic decadence, and madness, Mann ushers the reader into a world of rich vitality, pieced together from birthsand funerals, weddings and divorces, recipes, gossip, and earthy humor. 731p.

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A superior new translation of Mann's 1901 saga about four generations of an affluent German family. (July) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

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