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The Magician - Colm Tóibín

The Magician - Colm Tóibín
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Title: The Magician

Author:  Colm Tóibín

ISBN:  9780241004616

Weight:  990 g

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín

From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family.


The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction.  He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the second, anticipating the horrors of Nazism.

He would have six children and keep his homosexuality hidden; he was a man forever connected to his family and yet bore witness to the ravages of suicide.  He would write some of the greatest works of European literature, and win the Nobel Prize, but would never return to the country that inspired his creativity.

Through one life, Colm Tóibín tells the breathtaking story of the twentieth century.

Peer & Press Reviews

As with everything Colm Tóibín sets his masterful hand to, The Magician is a great imaginative achievement – immensely readable, erudite, worldly and knowing, and fully realized.

Richard Ford, author of Sorry For Your Trouble

This is not just a whole life in a novel, it’s a whole world – with all its wonders, tragedies and sacrifices.  I loved every page of this beautiful and immersive journey into The Magician’s mind.

Katharina Volckmer, author of The Appointment

No living novelist dramatizes artistic creation as profoundly, as luminously, as Colm Tóibín, or conveys so well the entanglement of imagination and desire…  [His] style, with its faultless elegance and unsparing gaze, gives the sense of mastery threatened everywhere by passion.  Reading him is among the deepest pleasures our literature can offer.

Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
TitleThe Magician
Author
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.
(Printed on this page is the phrase ‘Signed edition’, the author’s name, the month / year of publication, and the names of the imprint and publisher.)
Book Stats
PublisherPenguin Random House
ImprintViking
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780241004616
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages435
Size (h x w x d)241 x 163 x 40mm
Packed weight1.022kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author imageReynaldo Rivera
Jacket photographDEA / Biblioteca Ambrosiana / Getty Images

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