Continental European Novel Book Group

The Continental European Novel Book Group shall begin with classics from several countries dating back to the mid-19th century.  Following several classics we shall migrate into the 20thcentury, and then proceed country by country.  As the group grows and develops, the choices and purposes shall be to focus on major characters, plots, themes and assessment of the relevance for today’s reading audience.  The book for June discussion will be Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (Penguin Classics, $13.00).  Death in Venice tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Death in Venice Cover Image
By Thomas Mann, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141181738
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1999