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Death In Venice and Other Stories  : Vintage Classics - Thomas Mann

Death In Venice and Other Stories

Vintage Classics

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Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful ageing writer, travels to Venice for a holiday. One day, at dinner in his hotel, Aschenbach notices an exceptionally beautiful young boy. 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.

Italian director Luchino Visconti also wrote the screenplay for his 1971 adaptation of Mann's novella and travelled all over the world in search of a suitable actor for the role of Tadzio. Dirk Bogarde considered retiring after playing the part of Aschenbach, believing he could never hope to give a better perfomance in a better film.

About The Author

Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Lubeck and studied art and literature at the University in Munich. He was only twenty-five when BUDDENBROOKS, his first major novel, was published. Before it was banned and burned by Hitler, it had sold over a million copies in Germany alone. In 1929 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He dies in Switzerland in 1955.

ISBN: 9780099541561
ISBN-10: 0099541564
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st October 2010
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.185