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A famous author in his early fifties travels to Venice alone and succumbs to a deep obsession with an exquisitely beautiful adolescent boy in Thomas Mann's iconic novella.

Featuring an exclusive introduction from Colm Tóibín and an excerpt from his most recent novel The Magician.

Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875–August 12, 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, and essayist. He won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 1949 Goeth Prize. His notable works include Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice, Doctor Faustus, and Joseph and His Brothers.