Death in Venice has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.
A stunning novella and tour de force, it is one of the most hauntingly magnificent tales of art and self-destruction ever written, and reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary master, Thomas Mann.
Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1912.
It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of Mann’s major achievements.
THOMAS MANN (1875-1955), transformed the art of fiction. The Nobel Prize winning author of numerous novels and short stories, including Buddenbrooks, Joseph and his Brothers, The Black Swan, and The Magic Mountain, he is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.
PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic, Lenny Bruce: The Myth of Free Speech, and Ghost Dance Prophets: From Martin Luther King to Mahatma Gandhi.