Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

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.

The 144th 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. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  7. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  8. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  9. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  10. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 1830559 $35.17
Thomas Mann 4 volume set: The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice, Buddenbrooks, Confessions of Felix Krull Confidence Man Paperback 10156218 $36.93 $22.58 1998
Buddenbrooks Paperback 2886064 $15.58 $0.01
Die Buddenbrooks. 7 CDs. Audio CD 1455241 $25.00
Los Buddenbrook. Decadencia de una familia (traducción actualizada) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 370017 $3.99 2021
Buddenbrooks Paperback 3073937 $20.00 $2.06 1992
Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie (Fischer Klassik Plus) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 823661 2009
Buddenbrooks: Berfall einer Familie Hardcover 14879812 $14.75
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 4860345 $16.73
Buddenbrooks: Das Hörspiel zum Film Audio CD 1595959 $15.21 $13.61
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 7462909 $7.50
Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie (German Edition) Paperback 395600 $13.28 2016
Buddenbrooks: Verfall Einer Familie Hardcover 8335412 $6.99
Thomas Mann, Gesammelte werke (Buddenbrooks, Der Tod in Venedig, Tonio Kröger, Der kleine Herr Friedemann, Tristan, Königliche Hoheit Und mehr Bücher) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 440751 $4.25 2013
Buddenbrooks: Verfall Einer Familie Hardcover 6296197 $31.76 1922
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Paperback 3765658 $0.94
Buddenbrooks: Verfall Einer Familie: Roman Hardcover 6253696 $33.51 $33.50
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Kindle Edition 436877 $3.99 2021
Los Buddenbrook Paperback 4847500 $27.73 $27.72
Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie Paperback 4749030 $14.92
Buddenbrooks Verfall Einer Familie Hardcover 5097326 $10.00
Buddenbrooks: Verfall Einer Familie Hardcover 11638526 $33.03 1928
Los Buddenbrook (Pocket) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 700033 $9.59 2013
Los Buddenbrook (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4215295 $101.09 $34.34
I Buddenbrook. Decadenza di una famiglia Hardcover 9502229 $5.95 2018
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Paperback 4630207 $10.02 $0.97
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 3485289 $20.50
Buddenbrooks Paperback 7200752 $9.89 $0.01 1984
Los Buddenbrook (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2301509 $15.00 2016
Buddenbrooks, (The modern library of the world's best books. [57]) Hardcover 7428929 $36.00 1935
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 2789160 $6.30
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 2180257 $1,000.80 1955
Buddenbrooks ( Frankfurter Ausgabe). Verfall einer Familie. (Bd. 3) Hardcover 12551697 $33.40 $27.70 2002
Buddenbrooks (German Edition) Paperback 1354956 $13.53 $1.97 1991
Buddenbrooks Paperback 208647 $13.99 $18.56 2020
Buddenbrooks; Hardcover 6166920 $9.98
Buddenbrooks (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 4018852 $30.69 2015
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 3511193 $40.90 $28.98
Buddenbrooks Verfall einer Familie (German Edition) Paperback 1113650 $15.56 $17.28 2015
Buddenbrooks (German Edition) Paperback 1001503 $10.99 2018
Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie (German Edition) Paperback 2693949 $16.99 2020
Buddenbrooks Paperback 9181073 $10.88
Buddenbrooks Paperback 6019672 $0.09
Buddenbrooks (Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter, Together with Lubeck As A Way of Life and Thought) Hardcover 7414271 $16.47
BUDDENBROOKS - Roman Paperback 18677403 $3.14
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 668434 $9.78
Buddenbrooks Mass Market Paperback 1242643 $0.51
Buddenbrooks (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 22191864 $9.80 2020
Buddenbrooks; Hardcover 6850899 $7.58
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 39879 $11.84 2011
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 364370 $22.40 $12.48 1994
Los Buddenbrook (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 237064 $8.69 2004
Buddenbrooks - The Original Classic Edition Paperback 1542514 $9.66 $3.41 2012
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Paperback 25354 $12.39 $2.53 1994
Buddenbrooks. Sonderausgabe. Verfall einer Familie. Hardcover 1630212 $21.24 $18.90 1997
Buddenbrooks ( Fassung Der Grossen Kommentierten Frankfurter Ausgabe ) (German Edition) Paperback 702796 $9.45 $8.85 2012
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Hardcover 2366913 $49.88 $0.01 1993
Buddenbrooks Hardcover 13174396 $276.00 $36.51