The Holy Sinner
First Edition/Later Printing, Bürgin 514. Very Good+ condition in Good dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number;
One of Thomas Mann's most cherished works, The Holy Sinner, is the ebullient retelling of the medieval legend of Pope Gregory, reviewing the notions of original sin, evil, and transcendence. Mann won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated from the original German, "Der Erwählte" by H. T. Lowe-Porter.