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Tales of Hoffmann (1982) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A lawyer by day and creator of a world of fantasy by night, Hoffman lived a Jekyll and Hyde existence. Many of the characters in his stories are subject to a similar split personality.

The duality of his nature is frequently reflected in some of his characters-Cardillac the goldsmith in Mademoiselle de Scudery and Nathaniel in The Sandman, for example. Cardillac is a virtuous, industrious man by day but a violent criminal at night, while Nathaniel, obsessed by a childhood fantasy, is driven to madness and cruelty.

The tales can be read on several levels: as an expression of the concerns of the Romantic era, as impressive examples of German Romantic literature and as exciting works of fiction made all the more extraordinary by their concern with the supernatural and the bizarre. This volume contains Hoffman's best and most popular works, including Mademoiselle de Scudery, which is generally thought to be his masterpiece.


  • Mademoiselle de Scudery
  • The Sandman
  • The Artushof
  • Councillor Krespel
  • The Entail
  • Doge and Dogaressa
  • The Mines at Falun
  • The Choosing of the Bride

Original title: 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
     Mademoselle de Scudéri (1819) [Novel]
      Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann
     Mines of Falun, the (1819) [Short Story]
      Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Edition #1: Tales of Hoffmann

Tales of Hoffmann (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: R. J. Hollingdale
Edited by: R. J. Hollingdale
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Manifested in:

Tales of Hoffmann (August 26, 1982)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140443924
Dimensions: 5 x 7.5 x 0.9 in
Pages: 416

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