9780140443929

The Tales of Hoffmann

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140443929

  • ISBN10:

    0140443924

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-08-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

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 The 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 his daughter's suitors. Master of the bizarre, Hoffman creates a sinister and unsettling world combining love and madness, black humour and bewildering illusion.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(10)
Mademoiselle de Scudery
17(68)
The Sandman
85(42)
The Artushof
127(32)
Councillor Krespel
159(26)
The Entail
185(68)
Doge and Dogaressa
253(58)
The Mines at Falun
311(28)
The Choosing of the Bride
339

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