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THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES

THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES

By Robert Musil
Read by John Telfer
60 hours 30 minutes

 

In 1913, the Viennese aristocracy is gathering to celebrate the 17th jubilee of the accession of Emperor Franz Josef, even as the Austro-Hungarian Empire is collapsing and the rest of Vienna is showing signs of rebellion. At the centre of this social labyrinth is Ulrich: a veteran, a seducer and a scientist, yet also a man ‘without qualities’ and therefore a brilliant and detached observer of his changing world. Continue Reading →