Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 458 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 in
Publisher: Dover Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486217930
ISBN - 13: 9780486217932
About the Book
10 of Hoffmann's most important stories: "Nutcracker and the King
of Mice," "The Golden Flowerpot," etc.
From the Publisher
Ten of Hoffmann''s greatest tales, enormously popular in
Europe but rarely seen in the United States: "The Golden Flower
Pot," "Automata," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand
Man," and 6 others. Edited and corrected by E. F. Bleiler. Features
7 drawings by Hoffmann.
About the Author
German writer, composer, and painter ErnstTheodor Amadeus Hoffman was born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1776. After beginning a career in the law, Hoffman turned to music, working as a conductor, music director, and critic, and later composing a ballet, an opera, and other works. He established himself as a writer with the four-volume story collection Phatasiestucke in Callier Manier (Fantasy Stories in the Manner of Callot), which was published in 1814-1815. Even though he published several novels and story collections, including Nachtstucke (Hoffman's Strange Stories, 1817) and Die Serapionsbruder (The Serapion Brethren, 1819-1821), Hoffman continued to support himself as a legal official in Berlin. This struggle between artistry and bureaucracy is played out in many of his works. Hoffman died of progressive paralysis in 1822.