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Death In Venice And Other Stories
Author: Thomas Mann

ISBN: 9780099428657
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 2.4
"Death in Venice" is a story of obsession. Gustave von Aschenbach is a successful but ageing writer who travels to Venice for a holiday. One day, at dinner, Aschenbach notices an exceptionally beautiful young boy who is staying with his family in the same hotel. Soon his days begin to revolve around seeing this boy and he is too distracted to pay attention to the ominous rumours that have begun to circulate about disease spreading through the city.

'A story of the voluptuousness of doom' Thomas Mann

About the Author

Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Lubeck, of a line of prosperous and influential merchants. Mann was educated under the discipline of North German schoolmasters before working for an insurance office aged nineteen. During this time he secretly wrote his first tale, Fallen, and shortly afterwards he left the insurance office to study art and literature at the University of Munich. After a year in Rome he devoted himself exclusively to writing. He was only twenty-five when Buddenbrooks, his first major novel, was published. Before it was banned and burned by Hitler...

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