In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game.
The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art.
Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult.
As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/07/2000
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099283621