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I will have to give this another, more proper chance when I have time. The version I have of this book is gorgeous: it's a wonderfully old edition (about 90 years old) with the most gorgeous drawings and the lovely old German font, but the story, ah, I cannot say I remember much of it now. For me the wonderfully old edition of this book was a hindrance: it was my first time eading in this old German font and just reading itself therefore became so difficult that somehow the story didn't quite st ...more
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, 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. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffman appears (heavily fictionalized) as the hero. He is also the author of ...moreMore about E.T.A. Hoffmann...