Death in Venice and Other Stories by Thomas Mann
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.
Paperback / 336 pages