The Loyal Subject by Heinrich Mann

"The Loyal Subject" is a satirical novel set in Germany during the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II. It follows the life of a petty bureaucrat who is obsessively devoted to the Kaiser and the state, despite the fact that his loyalty is constantly abused. His blind obedience and the absurdity of the system are used to critique the militarism and authoritarianism of the period. The story is a powerful indictment of the dangers of unchecked nationalism and the dehumanization that can result from excessive obedience to authority.

The 3792nd greatest book of all time


Published
1918
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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