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Mephisto (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) - Klaus Mann
Mephisto (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
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Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone... show more
Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone he yearned for: attracting the attention of Hermann Göring, it wins Hofgen an appointment as head of the State Theatre. The rewards – the respect of the public, a castle-like villa, a uplace in Berlin's highest circles – are beyond his wildest dreams. But the moral consequences of his betrayals begin to haunt him, turning his dreamworld into a nightmare.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140189186 (0140189181)
ASIN: 0140189181
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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The Bookworm's Den
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4.0 Mephisto (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Loved this book! It was a little bit hard to get into at the beginning because of the time jump and the fact that there are pretty much next to no likeable characters in it - but it ended up being a hugely exciting read! As a reader one is constantly asked to reevaluate one's opinion of the actor/di...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
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Clearly I should read this as a double feature with his dad's Faust book.
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