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Death in Venice Audiobook

Death in Venice Audiobook


by Thomas Mann

  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Release date: 06-30-04
  • Language: English

Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after
Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity,
Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.

In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. “It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom,” Mann wrote. “But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist’s dignity.”

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Thomas Mann

Narrated by

Simon Callow


3 hrs and 9 mins

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