The Devil s Elixir

This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1824. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann's family were all jurists, and during his youth he was initially encouraged to pursue a career in law.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473377523

Category: Fiction

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This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1824. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann's family were all jurists, and during his youth he was initially encouraged to pursue a career in law. However, in his late teens Hoffman became increasingly interested in literature and philosophy, and spent much of his time reading German classicists and attending lectures by, amongst others, Immanuel Kant. Hoffman went on to produce a great range of both literary and musical works. Probably Hoffman's most well-known story, produced in 1816, is 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', due to the fact that – some seventy-six years later - it inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. In the same vein, his story 'The Sandman' provided both the inspiration for Léo Delibes's ballet Coppélia, and the basis for a highly influential essay by Sigmund Freud, called 'The Uncanny'. (Indeed, Freud referred to Hoffman as the "unrivalled master of the uncanny in literature.") Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
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The Devil s Elixir Vol I of 2

Author: Hoffmann E T a (Ernst Theo Amadeus)

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1318003520

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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De Quincey s Gothic Masquerade

following references to “ a crazy German novelist with his ' monstrous crudities ' also refer to Hoffmann , whose Die Elixiere des Teufels ( The Devil's Elixir [ sic ] ) , " translated by Gillies and published in two volumes ...

Author: Patrick Bridgwater

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042018135

Category: Literary Criticism

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De Quincey's GothicMasquerade is what has long been needed, a study of Thomas De Quincey's Gothicand Gothic-related texts by a Germanist working on Gothicand specializing in Anglo-German literary relations. Addressed to all who are interested in De Quincey's work and its place in literary history, and to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share De Quincey's and the author's enthusiasm for Gothic, this book adds considerably to the scope of De Quincey studies, which it enables to move on from some of the main unanswered questions of the past.
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The Devil s Elixir Vol II of 2

Author: Hoffmann E T a (Ernst Theo Amadeus)

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1318008204

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Devil s Elixir

“So far the story is the same in all legends, though some of them add, that, according to the Devil's confession, if two individuals should drink out of the same flask, they would henceforth become addicted to the same crimes, ...

Author: E.T.A Hoffmann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752382839

Category: Fiction

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Reproduction of the original: The Devil's Elixir by E.T.A Hoffmann
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The Devil s Elixir Vol II

"Alas! it is too true that the devil yet wanders restless and watchful through the earth, offering, as of yore, to unwary mortals, his deceitful Elixirs! Who is there that has not, at one period or another, found some of these deadly ...

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

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CHAPTER I. Who is there, over the wide world, who has not, at one period or another, in a more or less degree, felt the mysterious influences of love?—Whoever thou art, then, courteous reader, who shalt, after the lapse of years, turn over these papers, recall, I beseech you, to recollection that noontide interval of dazzling brightness—contemplate once more that beautiful image, which came, like an impersonization of the abstract spirit of love, from divine regions, to meet you. At that time, it was through her,—through her alone, that thou seemed'st assured of thine own existence! Canst thou not yet remember, how the rushing streams, the waving trees, and the balmy winds of evening, spoke to thee, in articulate and intelligible accents, of her, and of the prevailing passion which possessed thy whole heart and soul?—Canst thou yet behold how the flowers unfolded their bright beaming eyes, bearing to thine from her kisses and salutation? Yet, suppose that she herself had actually come—that she vowed to be thine, and thine only—to live for thee alone—then didst thou fold her in thy embraces, and it seemed as if Heaven opened its eternal realms to receive you—as if thou could'st raise thyself with her above all the petty sorrows or enjoyments of this every-day and earthly sphere. Yet scarcely hadst thou formed such hopes ere she was lost! The bland illusion was broken. No longer could'st thou hear the music of her celestial voice; and only the sorrowful complaints of the despairing and forsaken lover sounded amid the desolate loneliness!
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The Devil s Elixir

... to disguise yourself , I perceive very well that you are St Anthony , and you best know what misfortunes your infernal Elixirs have produced in this world . ... and hurled me down from the black rocks , through 296 THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR .

Author: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

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The Devil s Elixir

He just looked dead ahead as the random images unfurled on the screen and raised the glass for that first sip, rolling it around his mouth, feeling the burn tickle his throat, letting the golden potion work its magic.

Author: Raymond Khoury

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409143468

Category: Fiction

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FBI agent Sean Reilly has just received a call from his past - and finds himself in a desperate race against time to save a woman he once loved and her four-year-old child. From the bestselling author of the TEMPLAR thrillers. [Published in hardback as THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR.] 'I'm in trouble. Something terrible has happened ... I didn't know who else to call' An unexpected phone call from three thousand miles away. A voice he hadn't heard in more than five years. A desperate cry for help that he couldn't ignore. And two small words that would change everything about his life. FBI agent Sean Reilly and archaeologist Tess Chaykin are back in another edge-of-your-seat thriller that reaches from the present day back to 1700s Mexico and, quite possibly, far beyond...
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The Devil s Elixirs

At last, he found the bottle with the rest of the Devil's Elixir, which he directly opened and smelt at; then he seemed to tremble convulsively through every limb. He uttered a loud and indescribable cry—"He, he, he!—He, he, he!

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898078

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Medardus is the Capuchin monk who is ignorant of his family history and what he knows about his childhood is based upon fragments of memory and a few events his mother has explained to him. Medardus cannot resist the devil's elixir, which has been entrusted to him and which awakens in him sensual desires. After being sent from his cloister to Rome, he finds a Count, disguised as a monk as a means of seeing his lover, and pushes him from a "devil's perch". Unbeknownst to all involved, the Count is Medardus's half-brother and the Count's lover is his half-sister. The Count becomes his lunatic doppelgänger and crosses his path multiple times after Medardus abandons his ecclesiastical position, drifting throughout the world.
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The Devil s elixir From the German

... I perceive very well that you are St Anthony , and you best know what misfortunes your infernal Elixirs have produced in this world . ... had superhuman strength , arms and hurled me down from the black rocks , 296 THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR .

Author: Ernst Theodor W. Hoffmann

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ISBN: OXFORD:600000936

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The Devil s Elixirs

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Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

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ISBN: 1847490840

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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. After succumbing to temptation, however, Medardus himself is lured into a life of sin, and he embarks upon a fantastical journey in which he meets his doppelganger, involves himself in a game of double impersonation, and becomes embroiled in murderous intrigues at the Vatican. First published in 1815, this is a macabre masterpiece of German literature.
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The Devil s Elixir

""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. This edition contains notes.

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""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. This edition contains notes.
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The Devil s Elixirs Horror Classic

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027247233

Category: Fiction

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Medardus is the Capuchin monk who is ignorant of his family history and what he knows about his childhood is based upon fragments of memory and a few events his mother has explained to him. Medardus cannot resist the devil's elixir, which has been entrusted to him and which awakens in him sensual desires. After being sent from his cloister to Rome, he finds a Count, disguised as a monk as a means of seeing his lover, and pushes him from a "devil's perch". Unbeknownst to all involved, the Count is Medardus's half-brother and the Count's lover is his half-sister. The Count becomes his lunatic doppelgänger and crosses his path multiple times after Medardus abandons his ecclesiastical position, drifting throughout the world.
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The Devil s Elixir from the German of E T A Hoffmann

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290613710

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Devil s Elixir

In The Devil's Elixir, Sean and Tess find themselves in a race-against the clock, against drug kingpins, and even against the DEA-to merge two divergent trails, one several hundred years old, the other as current as a heartbeat, which ...

Author: Raymond Khoury

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409117952

Category: Central America

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[Published in hardback as THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR.] 'I'm in trouble. Something terrible has happened ... I didn't know who else to call' An unexpected phone call from three thousand miles away. A voice he hadn't heard in more than five years. A desperate cry for help that he couldn't ignore. And two small words that would change everything about his life. FBI agent Sean Reilly and archaeologist Tess Chaykin are back in another edge-of-your-seat thriller that reaches from the present day back to 1700s Mexico and, quite possibly, far beyond...
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Bibliotheca Diabolica

“ THE DEVIL IS THE EXTREME OF CORRUPTION . " i ! “ THE DEVIL IS ALWAYS BUYING OUR SOULS OF US. 38 p . 19 ( 6 Delepierre , Visions de l'Enfer , p . ... 34 Devil's Elixir , a Tale , p . 33 a Romance , p . 34 Devil's Festival , a Poem ...

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Bibliotheca Diabolica

Being a Choice Selection of the Most Valuable Books Relating to the Devil; His Origin, Greatness, and Influence ... with Some Curious Volumes on Dreams ... THE DEVIL IS ALWAYS BUYING OUR SOULS OF US ... 34 Devil's Elixir , a Tale , p .

Author: Henry Kernot

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ISBN: UOM:39015055258274

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