The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (Paperback)
One of the best books ever written is The Magic Mountain, without a doubt. — The Magic Mountain was first published in 1924 and is widely regarded as one of the most important pieces of German literature of the twentieth century. It was written by Thomas Mann, a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and recipient of the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature.
It tells the tale of Hans Castorp, a young orphan who contracted tuberculosis while visiting his cousin who was receiving treatment at a sanatorium. He ultimately stayed for treatment. The remote sanitarium becomes into his entire world and serves as a representation of pre-war Europe.