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Death in Venice

Death in Venice

Author(s): Thomas Mann

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 20th century



This is the ultimate novella set in Venice, from the master of storytelling. In the decaying city, struggling with an unnamed epidemic, Gustav von Aschenbach becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. An ode to beauty, and the loss of beauty and the plight of age.

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One of the classics of European literature. The yearnings of an older man for a boy. It deals with beauty and age, and intense depiction of life and love.

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