Joseph and His Brothers; Young Joseph; Joseph in Egypt; Joseph the Provider (Joseph and His Brothers Tetralogy) [Complete Four Volume Set]. Thomas Mann.
Joseph and His Brothers; Young Joseph; Joseph in Egypt; Joseph the Provider (Joseph and His Brothers Tetralogy) [Complete Four Volume Set]

Joseph and His Brothers; Young Joseph; Joseph in Egypt; Joseph the Provider (Joseph and His Brothers Tetralogy) [Complete Four Volume Set]

New York: Alfred A Knopf.

Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 1/4". Books present nicely with unclipped dust jackets encased in protective archival sleeves. Mild wear to jackets with rubbing and toning to covers and chipping to corners and edges. 1 3/4" open tear to rear top edge of jacket of Joseph and His Brothers. Sunning to spines of all four volumes. Bound in black cloth over boards with spines lettered in gilt. Gentle bumps to corners of boards. Yellow top-stain. Faint dust-spotting to edges of text blocks. Toning to gutters of endpapers of Joseph the Provider. Name has been covered with liquid paper at front free endpaper of Joseph the Provider. Pages of all volumes are clean and unmarked. Bindings are sound. An overall clean, solid, four-volume collection of what Mann considered to be his greatest work, the Joseph and His Brothers Tetralogy.

IN THIS LOT:
Joseph and His Brothers (Twelfth Printing, 1946)
Young Joseph (First American Edition, 1935)
Joseph in Egypt (Second Printing, 1945)
Joseph the Provider (First American Edition, 1944)

ABOUT THE JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS TETRALOGY:
Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts–The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider–as a unified narrative, a “mythological novel” of Joseph’s fall into slavery and his rise to be lord over Egypt. Deploying lavish, persuasive detail, Mann conjures for us the world of patriarchs and pharaohs, the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, and the universal force of human love in all its beauty, desperation, absurdity, and pain. The result is a brilliant amalgam of humor, emotion, psychological insight, and epic grandeur.(Publisher). Good + / good. Item #9053

Price: $250.00