Death in Venice

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The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann -- here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim

Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.

In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. "It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom," Mann wrote. "But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity."

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Oct 13, 2009
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780061828171
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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