This historical fantasy, written by the son of the well-known German novelist Thomas Mann, takes Alexander the Great for its subject, looking at his life and career, and examining his obsession with conquest and supremacy, regardless of its effects on his friends and lovers.
A novel that also explores Klaus Mann's ambiguous sexuality, it was written in 1920s Germany in the aftermath of World War I and can be viewed as a fascinating study of power with highly political connotations.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 230 pages
- Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/02/2008
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781843914419
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