GLASS BEAD GAME


GLASS BEAD GAME

HERMANN HESSE    Book Number: 86221    Product format: Paperback

In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the 23rd century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science and art. Intrigued as a schoolboy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As he fulfils his life-long quest, he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower. First published in 1943 and here in Vintage Classic paperback edition, the book is sub-titled 'A Tentative Sketch of the Life of Magister Ludi Joseph Knecht Together with Knecht's Posthumous Writings.' Described by The Times as "One of the truly important books of the century, in any language." 530pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780099283621
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