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Thomas Mann"s The magic mountain

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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.,
  • German literature -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMagic mountain.
Statementedited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
SeriesModern critical interpretations
ContributionsBloom, Harold.
LC ClassificationsPT2625.A44 Z447 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 131 p. ;
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2536679M
ISBN 100877549028
LC Control Number85017523

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