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By Klaus Mann, Foreword by Jean Cocteau


204 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781843916512

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Hesperus Press (May 2017)
Hesperus Classics

Price: $15.95


The life and obsessions of Alexander the Great are examined in this classic historical fantasy novel

This historical fantasy, written by the son of the well-known German novelist Thomas Mann, takes Alexander the Great for its subject, charting his life and career, and examining his obsession with conquest and supremacy, regardless of its effects on his friends and lovers. Written in 1920s Germany in the aftermath of World War I, this timeless story can also be viewed as a fascinating study of power with highly political connotations. Alexander is a captivating early work of historical fiction from a troubled and unjustly neglected writer.

Author Biography

Klaus Mann (1906-1949) is the son of German writer Thomas Mann. He worked as a theater critic and wrote prolifically, publishing novels, collections of short stories, and plays. His most famous work is the 1936 novel Mephisto. Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist and filmmaker, best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles.