Books: Buddenbrooks*

Buddenbrooks*

Decay of an Old German Family

The Buddenbrooks:

Johann Buddenbrook. The son of the founder of the firm. "A kind papa, a worthy man." A German of the old 18th Century school who "never in all his life has worn a pair of trousers." Able in business, he has raised the Buddenbrooks to their important position. What if he is a rough diamond, who sometimes forgets himself and relapses into low German dialect before the fine guests?

Johonn Buddenbrook, the Younger. The son of old Johann. More refined...

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