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

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

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


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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.

The Devil's Elixirs Summary

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

"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."

About E.T.A. Hoffmann

E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a composer, caricaturist, critic and author. His works, often bizarre and grotesque, were hugely influential on writers such as Dostoevsky, Kafka and Poe.

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GOR011354964
9781847496737
1847496733
The Devil's Elixirs by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2017-05-21
276
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