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The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date December 1, 2002
Pages 576
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312278496
ISBN-10 0312278497
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $19.00
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In an unspecified future symbolic world of the twenty-third century, Joseph Knecht achieves and rejects his long-sought ideal of uniting thought and action in isolated Castalia, where scholar-players of the Glass Bead Game perpetuate all spiritual values, in a new edition of the Nobel laureate's final novel. Reprint.
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The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature

Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).



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Reprint edition from Picador USA (December 1, 2002)
9780312278496 | details & prices | 576 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $19.00
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