Death in Venice Summary - Death in Venice Summary Von Aschenbach born in Silesia to a civil servant and his Bohemian blooded wife is a well-known

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Death in Venice Summary Von Aschenbach, born in Silesia to a civil servant and his Bohemian blooded wife, is a well-known writer. He was married for a short time before his wife died and now lives alone in Munich. After an unsatisfactory morning of work, he sets out on a walk and notices a strange looking tourist in a cemetery. Suddenly, von Aschenbach has a desire to travel. He briefly considers following the tourist, but instead takes the tram home. Von Aschenbach lives an extremely ascetic life, dashing cold water on himself in the morning so that he can wake up and work on his writing. He has no close personal relationships. As a young boy, he was sickly, and has thus lived most of his life in this type of solitude. His literary work has brought him great fame. Usually, he portrays the stories of stoic heroes who appear noble, but are degenerate on the inside. Two weeks after spotting the strange tourist in Munich, von Aschenbach embarks on a trip. He orders that his house in the German countryside be readied for his return in one month's time. He takes a train to Trieste, then boards a boat to a resort on an island in the Adriatic. Although he enjoys the trip, he is not completely satisfied, and

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