Thomas Mann, 'Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories,' from Vintage Books, a division of Random House, first published in 1930, this copy is the Vintage Books edition published in September 1954.
Death in Venice is a 404 page paperback measuring 7" x 4". The cover has minor surface wear. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked. The condition is good.
These stories, as direct as Thomas Mann's novels are complex, are perfect illustrations of their author's belief that "a story must tell itself." Varying in theme, in style, in tone, each is in its own way characteristic of Mann's prodigious talents. From the high art of the famous title novella ("A Story," Mann said, "of death...of the voluptuousness of doom"), to the irony of "Felix Krull," the early story on which he later based his comic novel The Confessions of Felix Krull, they are stunning testimony to the mastery and virtuosity of a literary giant.