Death in Venice
by Thomas Mann
Publisher: Archive.org 1912
Number of pages: 53
A symbol-laden story of aestheticism and decadence, Mann's best-known novella exemplifies the author's regard for Sigmund Freud's writings on the unconscious. Gustav von Aschenbach is a revered author whose work is known for its discipline and formal perfection. At his Venetian hotel he encounters the strikingly handsome young teenager Tadzio...
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by Thomas Mann - Grosset & Dunlap
'Royal Highness' is an early Mann work that might be an excellent introduction to those who are interested in his work. The novel is witty, the story flows naturally and it is much less sombre than many of his later works.
by Henryk Sienkiewicz - Little, Brown. & Co.
This volume contains pictures of student life drawn by a student who saw the life which he describes in the following pages. This student was a person of exceptional power and exceptional qualities, hence the value of that which he gives us.
by Gustave Flaubert - Brentano's
Tragic novel and a great portrayal of infidelity. Gustave Flaubert wrote the story of Emma Bovary, a wife unfulfilled and bored by motherhood and marriage. She embarks upon a number of affairs in search of passion and excitement.
by Louis Couperus - Dodd, Mead and Company
This delicate story is Louis Couperus' third novel. At the time when it was written, the author was a leading member of the 'sensitivist' school of Dutch novelists; and the reader will discover that the story possesses an elusive charm of its own.