The Glass Bead Game
The Glass Bead Game
(Magister Ludi) A Novel

The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature

Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

Title The Glass Bead Game
Subtitle (Magister Ludi) A Novel
Author Hermann Hesse
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 06 December 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 576 p.
ISBN-10 0312278497
ISBN-13 9780312278496
Publication Date 06 December 2002
Main content page count 576
Weight 16 oz.

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