The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

Set in the 23rd century, the novel revolves around a highly intellectual game, the Glass Bead Game, which incorporates all fields of human and cosmic knowledge. The story follows the life of Joseph Knecht, a scholar who becomes a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game). The book explores his life and thoughts, including his relationships with others and his questioning of the values of his society. The narrative is a profound exploration of human life, knowledge, and spirituality.

The 358th greatest book of all time


Published
1943
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
500-600
Words
137,000
Original Language
German

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