Weird Tales

E. T. A. HOFFMANN (1776 - 1822), translated by J. T. BEALBY (1858 - ?)

This recording includes both volumes of E. T. A. Hoffmann's Weird Tales, a collection of gothic novellas set in Germany, Italy, and some of the wilder parts of Europe. What there is of the supernatural in these tales is introduced with great subtlety if at all; most of the stories draw their "weirdness" from extraordinary characters, circumstances, or coincidences rather than from the paranormal, working out dark passions in dark settings. There are two themes dominating almost every one of these stories: not only the passion of young tragic love, but also a passion for Art in its every manifestation. With an almost religious fervor, Hoffmann builds each of his stories on a veneration for poetry, painting, craftsmanship, music. It is perhaps this passion for Art for Art's sake that made the stories of Hoffmann so profoundly influential on later writers, from the Bronte sisters of England to the Serapion Brethren and Marina Tsvetaeva of revolutionary Russia. (Summary by Expatriate)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Gothic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. The Cremona Violin, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 02 I. The Cremona Violin, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 03 I. The Cremona Violin, Sec. 3 Expatriate
00:20:34
Play 04 II. The Fermata, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 05 II. The Fermata, Sec. 2 Expatriate
00:27:15
Play 06 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 1 Expatriate
00:30:20
Play 07 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 2, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 08 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 2, Sec. 2 Expatriate
00:21:31
Play 09 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 3, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 10 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 3, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 11 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 4, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 12 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 4, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 13 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 5, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 14 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 5, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 15 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 6, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 16 III. Signor Formica, Ch. 6, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 17 IV. The Sandman, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 18 IV. The Sandman, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 19 IV. The Sandman, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 20 IV. The Sandman, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 21 IV. The Sandman, Sec. 5 Expatriate
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Play 22 V. The Entail, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 23 V. The Entail, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 24 V. The Entail, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 25 V. The Entail, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 26 V. The Entail, Sec. 5 Expatriate
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Play 27 V. The Entail, Sec. 6 Expatriate
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Play 28 V. The Entail, Sec. 7 Expatriate
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Play 29 V. The Entail, Sec. 8 Expatriate
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Play 30 V. The Entail, Sec. 9 Expatriate
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Play 31 V. The Entail, Sec. 10 Expatriate
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Play 32 VI. Arthur's Hall, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 33 VI. Arthur's Hall, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 34 VI. Arthur's Hall, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 35 VI. Arthur's Hall, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 36 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 37 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 38 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 39 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 40 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 5 Expatriate
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Play 41 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 6 Expatriate
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Play 42 VII. The Doge & Dogess, Sec. 7 Expatriate
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Play 43 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 44 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 45 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 46 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 47 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 5 Expatriate
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Play 48 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 6 Expatriate
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Play 49 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 7 Expatriate
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Play 50 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 8 Expatriate
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Play 51 VIII. Master Martin the Cooper & His Journeyman, Sec. 9 Expatriate
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Play 52 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 53 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 54 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 55 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 56 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 5 Expatriate
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Play 57 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 6 Expatriate
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Play 58 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 7 Expatriate
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Play 59 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 8 Expatriate
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Play 60 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 9 Expatriate
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Play 61 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 10 Expatriate
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Play 62 IX. Mademoiselle de Scudéri, Sec. 11 Expatriate
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Play 63 X. Gambler's Luck, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 64 X. Gambler's Luck, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 65 X. Gambler's Luck, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 66 X. Gambler's Luck, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 67 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 1 Expatriate
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Play 68 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 2 Expatriate
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Play 69 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 3 Expatriate
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Play 70 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 4 Expatriate
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Play 71 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 5 Expatriate
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Play 72 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 6 Expatriate
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Play 73 XI. Master Johannes Wacht, Sec. 7 Expatriate
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