Tales of Hoffmann

ISBN-10: 0140443924
ISBN-13: 9780140443929
Edition: 1982
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Description: This selection of Hoffman's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of the modern horror genre. The collection contains: 'Mademoiselle de Scudery',  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This selection of Hoffman's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of the modern horror genre. The collection contains: 'Mademoiselle de Scudery', 'Sandman', and 'The Choosing of a Bride'.

German writer, composer, and painter ErnstTheodor Amadeus Hoffman was born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1776. After beginning a career in the law, Hoffman turned to music, working as a conductor, music director, and critic, and later composing a ballet, an opera, and other works. He established himself as a writer with the four-volume story collection Phatasiestucke in Callier Manier (Fantasy Stories in the Manner of Callot), which was published in 1814-1815. Even though he published several novels and story collections, including Nachtstucke (Hoffman's Strange Stories, 1817) and Die Serapionsbruder (The Serapion Brethren, 1819-1821), Hoffman continued to support himself as a legal official in Berlin. This struggle between artistry and bureaucracy is played out in many of his works. Hoffman died of progressive paralysis in 1822.

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