Quotation by Thomas Mann

Hans Castorp loved music from his heart; it worked upon him much the same way as did his breakfast porter, with deeply soothing, narcotic effect, tempting him to doze.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 3, p. 38, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955).
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