The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Magic Mountain

Thomas Mann with John E. Woods (Translator)

fiction classics challenging reflective slow-paced

720 pages | first published 1924

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In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps – a community devoted exclusively to sickness – as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own termina...
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Summary of 703 reviews

Moods

reflective 88%
challenging 80%
emotional 35%
dark 28%
mysterious 21%
informative 14%
sad 11%
tense 11%
funny 9%
inspiring 9%
relaxing 9%
adventurous 7%

Pace

slow 95%
medium 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 15% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 34% | No: 31%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 9% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.96

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