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The Magic Mountain by Thomas MannRead about the other entries on the list.
Hans Castorp, scion of a Hamburg merchant family, arrives in Davos in the Swiss Alps to visit his cousin Joachim, who is a patient in a sanatorium. The cold, clear air dizzies and delights him, but he becomes ill himself and, convinced that he has TB, stays for seven years.
The Magic Mountain also appears on Brian Dillon's list of the five best books on hypochondria, Arthur Phillips' list of five novels about life during the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best visits to the cinema in literature.