Death in Venice -- Tonio Kroger -- Mario and the magician -- Disorder and early sorrow -- A man and his dog -- The blood of the Walsungs -- Tristan -- Felix Krull.
Thomas Mann (1875-1955) was from Germany. At the age of 25, he published his first novel, Buddenbrooks. In 1924, The Magic Mountain was published, and five years later, Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Following the rise of the Nazis to power, he left Germany for good in 1933 to live in Switzerland and then in California, where he wrote Doctor Faustus (first published in the United States in 1948).