First Edition of Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers; Lengthily Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication

  • Joseph and His Brothers.

Joseph and His Brothers.


Item Number: 83578

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.

First American edition of Mann’s first novel in his acclaimed tetralogy. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Lengthily inscribed in the year of publication by Thomas Mann. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and chipping to the extremities. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter.  Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.

Joseph and His Brothers is a four-part novel by Thomas Mann, written over the course of 16 years. Mann retells the familiar stories of Genesis, from Jacob to Joseph (chapters 27–50), setting it in the historical context of the Amarna Period. Mann considered it his greatest work.

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