Author:Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann

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Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
(1776–1822)
Better known by his pen name, E.T.A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), he was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann. Hoffmann's stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.

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Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.