The Glass Bead Game (Penguin Modern Classics)

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9780140034387: The Glass Bead Game (Penguin Modern Classics)

In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.

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"One of the truly important books of the century, in any language" ( The Times)

"Sublime" (Thomas Mann)

"A massive novel set out to explore the positive side of human nature, the fullness of man's capacity as a thinker and as a prober into scared mysteries...Touching and impressive" ( Observer)

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Hermann Hesse's magnum opus and a twentieth-century classic

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Hesse, Hermann
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (1973)
ISBN 10: 0140034382 ISBN 13: 9780140034387
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140034382

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