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Best Tales of Hoffmann, the (1967) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was perhaps one of the two or three greatest of all writers of fantasy. His wonderful tales, translated into many languages and adapted into numerous stage works, have delighted readers for a century and a half.


  • The Golden Flower Pot
  • Automata
  • A New Year's Eve Adventure
  • Nutcracker and the King of Mice
  • The Sand-Man
  • Rath Krespel
  • Tobias Martin, Master Cooper, and His Men
  • The Mines of Falun
  • Signor Formica
  • The King's Betrothed
They open our eyes to an extraordinary world of fantasy, poetry and the supernatural. Remarkable characters come vividly to life. With exciting speed, Hoffmann moves from the firm ground of reality to ambiguity, mystery and romance. His imaginativeness is unsurpassed, and his handling of allegory, symbolism and mysticism is unusually skillful. These qualities make his tales some of the most stimulating and enjoyable in the world's literature. They can be read on many levels of enjoyment: as exciting fiction brilliantly told, as a fascinating statement of many of the major concerns of the Romantic era, and as a culmination of German Romantic literature.

Original title: The Best Tales of Hoffmann
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Sandman, the (1815) [Short Story]
      Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann
     Nutcracker, the (1816) [Short Story]
      Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann
     Mines of Falun, the (1819) [Short Story]
      Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Edition #1: The Best Tales of Hoffmann

The Best Tales of Hoffmann (1967)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alexander Ewing J. T. Bealby Alfred Packer Thomas Carlyle
Edited by: Everett F. Bleiler
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Manifested in:

The Best Tales of Hoffmann (April 1, 1979)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486217930
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.4 x 1 in
Pages: 458

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