At a glance:
- Author: Thomas Mann
- First Published: 1953
- Type of Work: Novella
- Type of Plot: Symbolism
- Setting: Düsseldorf, Germany
- Characters: Frau Rosalie von Tümmler, Anna, Eduard, Ken Keaton
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Mothers, Parents and children, Love or romance, Art or artists, 1920's, Cancer, Widows or widowers, Germany or German people, Middle age, Menopause
- Locales: Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf, Germany
During the 1920’s, Frau Rosalie von Tümmler is living in Düsseldorf with her unmarried daughter Anna and her teenage son Eduard. Widowed for more than a decade, Frau von Tümmler was the wife of a German lieutenant general who was killed in action in 1914. After his death, she retired to a small villa in Düsseldorf, partly because of the beautiful parks in which she could indulge her love for nature. She has many friends of her own age and older, and she believes her life quite happy. She has always been attractive to men, but as the time for her change of life...
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