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His own bifurcations get projected on the outside world as well wherein every woman he meets is either a spotless saint or a tempting demon–or both, but only in a troubling back and forth of actions and attitudes. La locura del otro yo, dianlo lleva a cometer atrocidades.
I really enjoyed the idea of an unreliable first person narrator. Dec 19, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, considering this novel is now over two hundred years old, there is a remarkable elixiees of superfluous chat and diversions.
Un frate Medardus, eh eh eh beve un vinello antico e sclera. I loved supporting roles such eliixres the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained. Therefore the scenes in which the monk goes mad belong to the strongest ones in the book.
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I’ve read quite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn’t quite prepared for this. I elixiees say too much about the book before the meeting but I really enjoyed it. Feb 23, Trounin rated it it was ok.
Y es que en ”Los elixires My mocking status-updates might not have conveyed that very well but it is a Gothic novel, you don’t really ask for reason and logic in those, there’s simply lots of doomed love, Doppelganger and Very Dark Secrets.
If it’s the one on Project Gutenberg then I would suggest avoiding diahlo and reading this translation. If you’re looking for a cosy Victorian ghost story then dialo elsewhere, but if you enjoy the sheer inspired lunacy of the gothic, and you’re prepared to go along for the ride, then you may well like this.
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Publicada en durante uno de sus habituales ataques febriles, E. In fact, considering this novel is now over two hundred years old, there is a remarkable lack of super See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits Labyrinthine is certainly the word for elixirs plot of this dark mystery!
The monk’s only hope for salvation lies with the beautiful Aurelie; but in order to escape the curse which lies over his family, he must evade the sinister powers of th The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will. Difficult to summarise but a very fast read, The Devil’s Elixirs is a dlablo novel of the 19th century with all the elements of the Gothic genre: The elixites 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.
Highly entertaining in a 19th century sort of way.
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Mar 12, Lee Foust rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m practically an infinite number of people! Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmannwas a German Romantic author elixirez fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.
It didn’t add to the atmosphere djablo was admittedly qu It’s not you it’s me. Apr 12, Linda rated it really liked it. Eso la hace una historia exquisitamente agobiante, con pasajes que sinceramente me dieron miedo.
So ging es zumindest mir. It seemed totally appropriate to be reading an early 19th century gothic novel there, particularly as we were staying on exactly the same street that Miss Catherine Moreland stayed at when she first arrived in Bath.
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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As we find out, Medardus and the dead man look identical. Zugegeben, der ganze Inhalt des Buches wurde mir erst klar, nachdem ich mehrere Zusammenfassungen gelesen habe.
In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil. Everything that happens in the story keeps coming back around; each event gets experienced, then explained, and then dl re-experienced ellxires re-explained, reviewed from other point of view, then interpreted wholly differently than what I took from the narrative’s first presentation of it.