THE BOOK: An epic arch sinfulness, The Holy Sinner is one of Thomas Mann's great works. From the incestuous union of the two beautiful children of the Duke Grimald of Flanders a boy is borrn. Left to die at sea, the child is eventually rescued & brought up in holiness on the channel islands. Only after marrying his mother does the child come to realise the unwitting - and witting - extent of his crime against nature.
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First published in 1951, this book explores the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic. Here Mann uses a medieval legend about the exceeding mercy of God and the birth of "the blessed Pope Gregory" as he used the Biblical account of Joseph as the basis for "Joseph and His Brothers".Product Description:
An epic tale of sin, retribution, penance and the eventual triumph of faith and humility. The author also wrote "Buddenbrooks", "The Confessions of the Confidence Trickster, Felix Krull" and "Death in Venice".
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140016252