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characters Die Elixiere des Teufels Read ¹ Die Elixiere des Teufels 108 E.T.A. Hoffmann î 8 Free read E original artifact or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important and despite the imperfections have elected to bring it back into print as part of. See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsLabyrinthine is certainly the word for the plot of this dark mystery Its narrative snakes around sometimes circling sometimes doubling back on itself so I was often absolutely bewildered as to whether I was following Medardus or his doppelganger yet The Devil s Elixirs keeps up an excellent pace throughout so I found it a gripping read In fact considering this novel is now over two hundred years old there is a remarkable lack of superfluous chat and diversions I guess even Hoffmann had to keep his mind on the journey or he would have lost the thread himselfNarrated in the first person by Medardus an ambitious young man who is prone to vanity and pomposity The Devil s Elixirs could be set in pretty much any time period from the mid medieval until its actual time of writing It has a kind of timeless dark fairytale uality and I was reminded of my teenage Dennis Wheatley reading phase I wouldn t be surprised to learn that Wheatley had read Hoffmann I loved supporting roles such as the irrepressible Italian barber dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained The female characters are perhaps unsurprisingly for a book of this vintage less convincing and their only being seen though Medardus eyes renders them too stereotypically for my 21st century tastes essentially mother figures or temptress virgins However if you can get past The Devil s Elixirs reflecting social standards of two centuries ago and not just towards women then it is an intriguing and engrossing light horror mystery

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characters Die Elixiere des Teufels Read ¹ Die Elixiere des Teufels 108 E.T.A. Hoffmann î 8 Free read Our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable bo. Wow I ve read uite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn t uite prepared for this It s actually less manic than some of his short stories but it has all of his usual obsessions identity confusion supernatural beings coincidences hallucinatory ramblings murder lust etcI generally prefer his darker material such as the Sandman to which this would make a good companion piece The overriding theme though is the identity confusion over the main character As other reviewers have noted it gets pretty confusing though it only really gets confusing when Hoffmann attempts to explain all the previous shenanigansha hahe goes back several generations which all seem to involve sons brothers half brothers who very often have the same Christian names Now I realise that for some people this would be too disconcerting however I love it In fact whilst I was reading it I kept imagining Hoffmann chuckling to himself as he wrote it and there aren t many books that I read where I can envisage the author having fun writing it than the reader gets in reading itHoffmann wrote another story with a similar confusion over identities called Princess Brambilla but that one didn t uite work for me The Devil s Elixirs gets it pretty much spot on In fact since finishing it I ve been contemplating going through it with the intention of trying to unravel the plot further though this may not be a wise move I ve just read The Shattered Self which has a chapter on The Devil s Elixirs where the author mentions that Efforts to unravel the plot to separate action from thought or to explain rationally the tragic curse can only diminish an appreciation of the novel The Devil s Elixirs was originally published in two parts then as a book in 1816 This translation was originally published in 1963 and was a joy to read Ronald Taylor notes that there was an earlier translation from 1820s but that it was abridged If it s the one on Project Gutenberg then I would suggest avoiding it and reading this translation

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characters Die Elixiere des Teufels Read ¹ Die Elixiere des Teufels 108 E.T.A. Hoffmann î 8 Free read This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of th. Difficult to summarise but a very fast read The Devil s Elixirs is a psychedelic novel of the 19th century with all the elements of the Gothic genre sinful monks damesels in distress madness mystery and supernatural elements This is the best book I ve read in a while and one I d like to read again in the future


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    Read [Die Elixiere des Teufels] ä E.T.A. Hoffmann The Devil's Elixir is a first person narrative of the life of the Capuchin monk Medardus full of sin murder mystery doppelganger love lust and religious frency It's dark and fairytale esk Dreams and reality are often intertwined very cleverly and I have to admit sometimes too clever for me so it felt sometimes nearly incomprehensible to which the writing style added a lot Also the female figures felt very stereotypical and shallow

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    Read [Die Elixiere des Teufels] ä E.T.A. Hoffmann characters Die Elixiere des Teufels I find it hard to wax lyrically about The Devil’s Elixirs by ETA Hoffmann and will keep this review short by my standards The story is about a monk called Medardus who is given trust over a relic which is an elixir given to St Anthony by the Devil Naturally Medardus is unable to resist trying out the elixir and from this point

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    characters Die Elixiere des Teufels E.T.A. Hoffmann î 8 Free read Read [Die Elixiere des Teufels] ä E.T.A. Hoffmann Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acidThat’s how this novel length tale from Hoffmann reads A mad gothic romp of murder mystery mistaken

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    E.T.A. Hoffmann î 8 Free read Read [Die Elixiere des Teufels] ä E.T.A. Hoffmann A mad monk pursues a saintly beautiful woman only to be himself pursuedThis story was inspired by The Monk the early Gothic classic but not exactly A riff Hoffmann tells the tale from the monk's point of view as he stalks an ideal young young woman Meanwhile he accidentally kills a man which sets in motion such a chain of

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