E. T. A. Hoffmann

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A German author of fantasy and Gothic horror, E. T. A. Hoffmann wrote original and spine-chilling tales that highly influenced nineteenth-century literature, confirming his status as one of the major authors of the Romantic movement. His story ‘Das Fräulein von Scuder’ is often cited as the first detective story and his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ went on to inspire Tchaikovsky’s celebrated ballet. Hoffmann was a pioneer of the fantasy genre, with a taste for the macabre combined with realism that influenced such authors as Poe, Gogol, Dickens, Baudelaire, Dostoyevsky and Kafka. This eBook presents Hoffmann’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hoffmann’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* 3 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features a recent translation by Michael Haldane of the rare novel ‘Little Zaches’, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare Gothic tales available in no other collection
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the tales you want to read
* Features three biographies – discover Hoffmann’s literary life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
The Devil’s Elixirs (1815)
Little Zaches (1819)
Master Flea (1822)

The Tales
The Serapion Brethren (1819)
Weird Tales (1885)
Miscellaneous Tales

The Short Stories
List of Short Stories in Chronological Order
List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order

The Biographies
Introduction to Hoffmann (1885) by J. T. Bealby
E. T. W. Hoffmann (1896) by Thomas Carlyle
E. T. A. Hoffmann (1911) by John George Robertson

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