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Book Information: Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man

Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (1954) [Novel]
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Felix Krull, swindler par excellence, stands as Thomas Mann's last great literary creation. With the modest pride of a professional, Krull retraces the course of his extraordinary career from a sweet but hardly innocent child to manhood when his genius for theft, impersonation, and sensual adventure came to full flower. In these "confessions" the irony that underlies even Mann's most serious work is transformed into high comedy, ribald farce, brilliant parody. Begun in 1911, laid aside, then resumed after a span of some forty years, this first volume of a projected trilogy is a marvel of sustained inspiration. It is a memorable tour de force in which the author's lifelong fascination with the ambiguous relationship between art and morality achieves final expression with Mann assuming the voice of an enchanting charlatan to bid the world a smiling farewell. George Steiner calls Confessions "a garland of laughter" laid upon the "monumental facade" of Mann's work.

Original title: Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Kruss
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man

Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (1955)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Denver Lindley
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Manifested in:

Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 0679739041
Dimensions: x x

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Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (October 1963)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: New American Library
Pages: 331
Notes: Afterword by George Steiner
Author bibliography
Book number CT188

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