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E.t.a. Hoffmann

Full Name: E.t.a. Hoffmann
Gender: Male
Hometown: Königsberg, East Prussia
Born: 1776-01-24
Died: 1822-06-25
Number of Works: 243
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E.T.A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and the author of the novelette The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppelia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote.

Hoffmann's stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.

ISBN: 051755285X, 9780517552858
Keywords: nutcracker
Pages: 120
Published: 1816
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0140443924, 9780140443929
Keywords: hoffmann, tales
Pages: 416
Published: 1943
  • Rating: 80%

This selection of Hoffmann's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of both surrealism and the modern horror genre. Suspense dominates tales such as "Mademoiselle de Scudery", in which an apprentice goldsmith and a female novelist find themselves caught up in a series of jewel thefts and murders. In the sinister "Sandman", a young man's sanity is tormented by fears about a mysterious chemist, while in "The Choosing of a Bride" a greedy father preys on the weaknesses of
ISBN: 3458326340, 9783458326342
Keywords: sandmann, der
Pages: 83
Published: 1817
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 3150002303, 9783150002308
Keywords: haus, de, das, sandmann, der
Pages: 74
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

Der Sandmann.
ISBN: 0192837230, 9780192837233
Keywords: tales, pot, golden
Pages: 464
Published: 1814
  • Rating: 80%

Hoffmann, among the greatest and most popular of the German Romantics, is renowned for his humorous and sometimes horrifying tales of supernatural beings. This selection, while stressing the variety of his work, focuses on those stories in which the real and the supernatural are brought into contact and conflict. This new translation includes The Golden Pot, The Sandman, Princess Brambilla, Master Flea, and My Cousin's Corner Window.
ISBN: 1906210187, 9781906210182
Keywords: elixirs, devil
Pages: 336
Published: 1816
  • Rating: 80%

The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will. As he travels towards Rome he wrestles with the enigma of his own identity while pursued by his murderous doppelganger. The monk's only hope for salvation lies with the beautiful Aurelie; but in order to escape the curse which lies over his family, he must evade the sinister powers of the living and the dead. In this lively and disturbing gothic tale, Hoffmann combines elements of the fantastic and the sublime to analyse the seductive ambiguities of art and the deeply divided nature of the human imagination.
ISBN: 1409905314, 9781409905318
Keywords: stories, man, sand
Pages: 212
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 3150001013, 9783150001011
Keywords: topf, goldne, der
Pages: 128
Published: 1814
  • Rating: 80%

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776-1822), eigentlich Ernst Theodor Wilhelm, war ein Schriftsteller der Romantik, Jurist, Komponist, Kapellmeister, Musikkritiker, Zeichner und Karikaturist. Aus familiärer Tradition begann Hoffmann 1792 das Studium der Rechte in Königsberg. Nebenbei widmete er sich dem Schreiben, dem Musizieren, dem Zeichnen und gab Musikunterricht. Hoffmann entschied sich jedoch später, die Amtsstube hinter sich zu lassen und Künstler zu werden. Von 1810 an war Hoffmann beim Bamberger Theater als Direktionsgehilfe, Dramaturg und Dekorationsmaler beschäftigt. Di