Death in Venice

Death in Venice

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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • HawthornAustralia
  • English
  • 0141181737
  • 9780141181738
  • 105,953

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About Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann (1875-1955) was one of the finest and most prolific German novelists of our century. His most famous works include "Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, Doctor Faustus," and the Joseph tetralogy. Joachim Neugroschelhas won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has alsotranslated Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice"and Sacher-Masoch's "Venus in Furs," both for Penguin Classics.He lives in Brooklyn, New York."

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