At a glance:
- Author: Thomas Mann
- First Published: 1901
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Setting: Germany
- Characters: Jean Buddenbrook, Frau Buddenbrook, Antonie (Tony), Christian and Tom, Herr Grünlich, Erica, Gerda, Hanno, Herr Permaneder
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Novel
- Subjects: Family or family life, Nineteenth century, Marriage, Divorce, Death or dying, Business or business people, Germany or German people
- Locales: Europe, Germany, Lubeck, Germany
In the year 1875, the Buddenbrook family is flourishing. Johann maintains intact the business and wealth he has inherited from his father, and the Buddenbrook name is held in high esteem. Johann’s oldest son, Jean, inherits the business when old Johann dies. Antonie (Tony), Jean’s daughter who is born in the family home on Mengstrasse, has aristocratic tendencies by nature and by temperament. The next child is Tom, followed by Christian, who from birth seems somewhat peculiar. Tom displays an early interest in the Buddenbrook business, but Christian seems...
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