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.

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The 584th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 57th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  2. - 92nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Glass Bead Game Magister Ludi 1ST Americ Hardcover 2308175
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel Kindle Edition 54241 $8.89 2002
The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi Hardcover 618751 $97.26 $21.94
The Glass Bead Game Hardcover 2493970 $29.10 1970
Hermann Hesse's Magister Ludi (Previously published as the Glass Bead Game) Mass Market Paperback 2537665 $195.00 $3.99 1970
The Glass Bead Game Audio CD 19164864 $239.90 2008
The Glass Bead Game Audible Audio Edition 11913 $17.95 2008
The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi) Hardcover 1467487 $444.09 $99.81 2013
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel Paperback 76051 $13.14 $6.57 2002
The Glass Bead Game Hardcover 3280561 $247.44 $77.98
The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi) Paperback 503334 $20.98 $4.99 2013
THE GLASS BEAD GAME (PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS) Paperback 1607023 $0.01
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel Paperback 383154 $5.01 $2.50 1990
The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi) Paperback 848650 $9.95 $128.00 2018
El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5468224 $17.96 $19.25 2012
Magister Ludi: The Glass Bead Game Paperback 5047822 $9.99 $0.01 1980
El Juego De Los Abalorios (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 727326 2016
El juego de los abalorios (Spanish Edition) Paperback 736456 $13.99 $14.83 2018
El Juego De Abalorios/ the Glass Bead Game (Spanish Edition) Paperback 14590267 $44.95 2002
The Glass Bead Game Paperback 2123458 $8.08 $1.27 2000