New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951.
Book of the Month Club Edition. Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 1/4". vi, 336pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Wear to jacket with rubbing, toning, creasing, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Bound in black cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumps to extremities. Faint dust-spotting to edges of text block. Previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
First published in 1951, The Holy Sinner explores a subject that fascinated Thomas Mann to the end of his life the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic. Here Mann uses a medieval legend about 'the exceeding mercy of God and the birth of the blessed Pope Gregory' as he used the Biblical account of Joseph as the basis for Joseph and His Brothers illuminating with his ironic sensibility the notion of original sin and transcendence of evil.(Publisher). Good + / good. Item #9612