Author(s): Jonathan Keates (Editor)
A gorgeously jacketed hardcover anthology of classic stories set in Venice, by an international array of brilliant writers.
The sublime city of Venice has long offered inspiration to the world's storytellers. The international selection of stories gathered in this volume features such classics as Thomas Mann's monumental Death in Venice, Daphne Du Maurier's haunting "Don't Look Now," Anthony Trollope's wartime romance "The Last Austrian Who Left Venice," Vernon Lee's spine-chilling "A Wicked Voice," and a scene from The Wings of the Dove, Henry James's tale of passion and betrayal in a Venetian palazzo. The famed Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova weighs in with escapades from his notorious Memoirs, alongside enthralling stories by Camillo Boito, Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway, and Jeannette Winterson. In its multi-faceted portrait of La Serenissima, Venice Stories showcases a lineup of literary classics worthy of the magnificent city they celebrate.