SALES POINTS: * Autobiography in the guise of fiction - rare insight into the mind of this Nobel Prize winning writer. * Classic fiction which sells steadily to students and to the general reader. * Has been core Penguin backlist for years - now reverting to Minerva. * An essential part of the Mann reissue programme - including truly gorgeous new covers.
THE BOOK: A selection of work taken from his highly acclaimed collection Stories of a Lifetime by one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. In elegant prose, Mann explores such eternal themes as: individuals forced into the extremes of their existence, isolation and the artist's tentative position in the harsh world, the realization of one's true nature.