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The 4 tales of this collection embody their author's skills as a humorist and a master of irony as well as his visions of supernatural elements amid ordinary settings. Contents include "Rat Krespel," "Die Bergwerke zu Falun," "Das Fraulein von Scuderi" and "Des Vetters Eckfenster," Hoffmann's last work and the pinnacle of his literary achievements.
Title: Four Stories/Vier ErzÃ¤hlungen [German]
Publisher: Dover Publications:
ISBN Number: 0486426963
ISBN Number 13: 9780486426969
Book Details: 256 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications
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Seller ID: 426963
Description: Known for tales permeated with supernatural characters, E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) produced a number of works considered prototypes of the horror and fantasy short story. The four tales in this outstanding collection display the writer's talents as a master of the genre. Included are "Councilor Krespel," "The Mines at Falun," "Mademoiselle de ScudÃ©ry," and "My Cousin's Corner Window," written by Hoffmann on his deathbed and considered the pinnacle of his literary achievements. This dual-language edition features an excellent new literal translation on pages facing the German original and includes an informative Introduction by translator Stanley Appelbaum. Dover Original. Introduction, new English translation and notes by Stanley Appelbaum.
256 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications