Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

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Buddenbrooks was Thomas Mann's first novel, published in 1901 when he was twenty-six years old. It portrays the downfall (already announced in the subtitle, Decline of a family) of a wealthy mercantile family of Lübeck over four generations. The book is generally understood as a portrait of the German bourgeois society throughout several decades of the 19th century.

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The 137th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century (Wikipedia)
  2. - 33rd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - 91st on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  4. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  5. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  6. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  7. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  8. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  9. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)

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