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- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
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...
- 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...
- Reclam Verlag 2013; US$ 2.32
Der goldne Topf, Hoffmanns "Märchen aus der neuen Zeit", spielt virtuos mit den Ebenen des Wunderbaren und des Bürgerlich-Philiströsen. Der Weg des Studenten Anselmus von Dresden nach Atlantis wird phantasievoll-humoristisch erzählt und zugleich ironisch reflektiert. Seit langem und mit Recht gilt der Märchenroman als ein Höhepunkt romantischer... more...
- 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...
- 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$ 2.50
Delightful tale of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker, with all the wonderful scenes: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, and much more. Large, easy-to-read type, 30 new illustrations.... more...
- Pushkin Press 2010; US$ 10.19
ETA Hoffmann&#8217;s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King may be familiar to many, having served as the inspiration for Tchaikovsky&#8217;s famous ballet. However, the ballet was based on a French retelling of the story, and Hoffmann&#8217;s German original is rarely translated in its entirety. This edition of the complete German... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 60.00
China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical... more...