Death in Venice and Other Stories Paperback
by Thomas Mann
TRANSLATED AND INTRODUCED BY DAVID LUKE. 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/08/2001
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099428657
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Review by dbsovereign
Just you try and fall in love with youth and *not* die! Mann's character wants it so bad that it almost happens.