Death in Venice and Other Stories
‘Death in Venice’ is the story of an ageing writer’s obsession with a young boy. The man is so distracted by the boy that he fails to pay attention to rumours of disease spreading through the city. The six other stories in this collection include ‘The Joker’, ‘Gladius Dei’, ‘Little Herr Friedemann’ and ‘The Road to the Churchyard’.
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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.
|Dimensions||198 × 129 × 20 mm|
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