Tales of Hoffmann

Hoffmann, E. T. A.

Our Price
Retail Price AUD$25.00
Your Price
In Stock (1)
Dispatch: 1 day

Tales of Hoffmann/Hoffmann, E. T/Paper/0140443924/S047-D1


Gift Wrapping
Add Gift Wrapping (click checkbox)

If you would like a gift wrapping message, please add it in the Notes section on the checkout page, thank you.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN-13: 9780140443929
Series: Penguin Classics
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 1982
A lawyer by day and creator of a world of fantasy by night, Hoffmann (1776-1822) 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 Hoffmann's best and most popular works, including Mademoiselle de Scudery, which is generally thought to be his masterpiece.
ID: 17362
Code: P101320