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The Devil's Elixirs - E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Devil's Elixirs

By: E. T. A. Hoffmann, Ronald Taylor (Transcribed by)

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Published: 1st October 2009
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The son of a heinous sinner, Medardus is brought up in a monastery to atone for his father's wicked ways. However, after succumbing to temptation, Medardus himself is lured into a life of sin. A labyrinthine plot sees him embarking on a fantastical journey into the world, meeting his doppelganger, involving himself in a game of double impersonation, and becoming embroiled in murderous intrigues at the Vatican, before the mysterious curse hanging over him and his family is finally explained. First published in 1815, "The Devil's Elixirs" is a macabre masterpiece of German literature, and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Romantic movement, or the genres of fantasy and horror which it spawned.

"E.T.A Hoffman belongs to that eternal guild of poets and visionaries who take revenge on the life that is tormenting them by showing it examples of forms more colorful and diverse than reality can manage to convey." --Stefan Zweig, author, "Chess"

ISBN: 9781847490841
ISBN-10: 1847490840
Series: Oneworld Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.28