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Death in Venice

Thomas Mann - Author

Joachim Neugroschel - Translator

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ISBN 9781101174098 | 384 pages | 01 May 1999 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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Featuring his world-famous masterpiece, "Death in Venice," this new collection of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann's stories and novellas reveals his artistic evolution. In this new, widely acclaimed translation that restores the controversial passages that were cut out of the original English version, "Death in Venice" tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom. Spellbound by a beautiful Polish boy, he finds himself fettered to this hypnotic city of sun-drenched sensuality and eerie physical decay.

Also included in this volume are eleven other stories by Mann: "Tonio Kroger," "Gladius Dei," "The Blood of the Walsungs," "The Will for Happiness," "Little Herr Friedmann," "Tobias Mindernickel," "Little Lizzy," "Tristan," "The Starvelings," "The Wunderkind," and "Harsh Hour." All of the stories collected here display Mann's inimitable use of irony, his subtle characterizations, and superb, complex plots.


@GustavaelJackson While walking in the hotel lobby, saw a little kid dressed in a sailor’s uniform. Went from six to midnight. No Viagra needed.

I worry that his parents have noticed me. They might issue an amber alert if the child goes missing. Look out for gondola and child.

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