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- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
Drenched with mystery and incessant action, this work is astounding. Set in Paris in the time of Louis the Fourteenth, the work revolves around the lawlessness prevailing then. Covering a wide variety of subjects and commenting on the lifestyle of the elite, this work is highly entertaining and keeps one captivated till the end. more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.47
German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is known as the master of uncanny and supernatural tales. In the novella The Devil's Elixir, Hoffmann recounts the creepy exploits of a monk who is driven to the brink of madness by a mysterious substance -- and a mysterious, possibly demonic figure who bears a striking resemblance to the monk himself. more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 1.99
On Christmas Eve, Marie finds a Nutcracker doll among the family?s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. Under the cover of darkness, the Nutcracker comes to life, along with an evil Mouse King with seven heads, introducing Marie to the magical world of toys, and the brave Nutcracker who will change her life forever. E.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was perhaps one of the two or three greatest of all writers of fantasy. His wonderful tales, translated into many languages and adapted into numerous stage works, have delighted readers for a century and a half. They open our eyes to an extraordinary world of fantasy, poetry, and the supernatural. Remarkable characters... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.50
Tomcat Murr is a loveable, self-taught animal who has written his own autobiography. But a printer's error causes his story to be accidentally mixed and spliced with a book about the composer Johannes Kreisler. As the two versions break off and alternate at dramatic moments, two wildly different characters emerge from the confusion - Murr, the confident... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50
This selection of Hoffmann's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of both surrealism and the modern horror genre. Suspense dominates tales such as Mademoiselle de Scudery, in which an apprentice goldsmith and a female novelist find themselves caught up... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.99
The original story that inspired the Tchaikovsky ballet, The Nutcracker is a magical story of one little girl's decent into a dream-like world where the diabolical Mouse King rules? Best known as the inspiration for Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker is a charming book in its own right. Full of magic and childish wonder, this coming-of-age novella... more...