The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
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.
The 1603rd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 57th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
- - 92nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)