The late, great work of Thomas Mann - a comic novel of deception and misplaced confidence - back in print for the first time in over twenty years'The most astonishing work that Mann ever wrote and also one of the most perfect. . . with Felix Krullthe world receives from Thomas Mann the gift which German literature has almost proverbially withheld from it- the great comic novel'- Edwin MuirWaiter by day, man about Paris by night; the young and good looking Felix Krull has created for himself a personality to charm and deceive the world of wealth. When the Marquis de Venosta makes him a proposal that he can't refuse, the young Felix finds himself on the pathway that will elevate him into the world of riches.