KEY POINTS: * Mann is a giant figure in 20th Century litrature and a Nobel Prize Winner. * Has been core Peguin backlist for years- now reverting to Minerva. * Brilliant new Mann packinging. * A superb new addition to the core Minerva 20th century classics.
THE BOOK: One of Thomas Mann's most delightful stories, Royal Highness is richly resonant with may of his themes and symbols. His careful depiction of a decaying, stratified society rejuvenated by modern forces illustrates in fable what he regarded as a universal truth - that ripeness and death are a necessary condition of rebirth.