Tales of Hoffmann

Kobo ebook | May 27, 2004

byE.T.A. Hoffmann, R. J. Hollingdale

not yet rated|write a review
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 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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$15.69 online
$20.34 list price (save 22%)
Available for download
Not available in stores

From the Publisher

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 themse...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 27, 2004Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141914882

ISBN - 13:9780141914886

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Tales of Hoffmann

Reviews