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

The Devil's Elixirs

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

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Published: 10th May 2017
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"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.

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."

ISBN: 9781847496737
ISBN-10: 1847496733
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 10th May 2017
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8