Death in Venice

Product Number: EB00232554
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061828171
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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."

Author(s): Thomas Mann
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009

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Author(s): Thomas Mann
Product Number EB00393112
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101174098

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