The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

"The Man Without Qualities" is a satirical novel set in Vienna during the last days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It follows the life of Ulrich, a thirty-two-year-old mathematician, who is in search of a sense of life and reality but is caught up in the societal changes and political chaos of his time. The book explores themes of existentialism, morality, and the search for meaning in a rapidly changing world.

The 135th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1828

Since this book was first published in 1930, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1828.0.

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