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Hoffmann, E.T.A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus)

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Book ID: 30445

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8vo, 128 pp, (1), original illustrated boards, 37 drawings by Wolfgang Born, previous owner’s bookplate verso front cover, light foxing to outer edges, remainder of shop security tag on lower endpaper, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, Musarion Verlag Munchen, 1922.

Synopsis

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (January 24, 1776 – June 25, 1822), better known by his pen name E.T.A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach’s famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and the author of the novelette The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppelia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote.
Hoffmann’s stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.

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