The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

The Man without Qualities (1930-42) is a novel in three books by the Austrian novelist and essayist Robert Musil. The main issue of this "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's last days, is the need to preserve order in a shaken world (never considering the fact that World War I was to begin in a couple of months).

The 175th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century (Wikipedia)
  2. - 3rd on Robert McCrum's top 10 books of the twentieth century (The Guardian)
  3. - 35th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - 38th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  5. - 86th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  6. - 101st on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  7. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  8. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  9. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Man Without Qualities, Vol. 2: The Like of It Now Happens (II) Paperback 1346909 $18.98 $15.00 1979
The Man without Qualities Paperback 965567 $50.00 $4.81 1965
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 2: Into the Millennium Paperback 372742 $17.90 $3.88 1996
The Man Without Qualities Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction and Pseudo Reality Prevails Paperback 110086 $14.39 $7.99 1996
The Man Without Qualities (2 volume set) Hardcover 98160 $75.00 $36.49 1995
Man Without Qualities (various volumes) Hardcover 3807163 $1,976.90 $339.12
The Man Without Qualities: Vol 1 Paperback 7508695 $45.00
The man Without Qualities, Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction- The Like of It Now Happens (I) Hardcover 4000166
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction- The Like of It Now Happens (I) Paperback 5406121 $10.00
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction / The Like Of It Now Happens (I) Paperback 1565915 $30.30
The Man without Qualities (2 volume set - Parts I - III, plus 20 galley + unfinished chapters) Hardcover 8370028 $93.58
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II) Hardcover 1811205 $65.00
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II) Mass Market Paperback 10468403 $23.75
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 2: Part III, 20 galley + unfinished chapters Hardcover 7740960 $49.98 1995
The Man Without Qualities (Vol. 1) Kindle Edition 156881 $9.99 2014
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1: Part I, A Sort of Introduction; Part II, The Like of It Now Happens Hardcover 7772445 $87.95
THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES (VOL. III) Hardcover 10780025
The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction- The Like of It Now Happens (I) Hardcover 10793543 $61.20
The Man Without Qualities* Volume 2, The Like of it Now Happens Hardcover 670007 $95.35
The Man without Qualities Kindle Edition 109189 2017
The Man Without Qualities Paperback 504901 $24.99 $11.70 1997
The Man Without Qualities Volume I: A Sort of Introduction / The Like Of It Now Happens (I) Hardcover 767352 1953
The Man Without Qualities (1 vol. ed.) Paperback 1045338 $23.25 $61.83 2011
THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES, 3 volumes Hardcover 1042550 $89.95 1961
The Man Without Qualities: Picador Classic Paperback 376149 $11.68 $14.56 2017
The Man without Qualities, Vol. 2: The Like of it Now Happens Hardcover 9891778 $50.00
The Man Without Qualities (2 Volumes) Paperback 17015072 $79.00