The Devil's Elixirs
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The Devil's Elixirs

by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Release date: 1963
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy
Tags: translation

Original title: Die Elixire des Teufels (1815).

The son of a heinous sinner, Medardus is brought up in a monastery to atone for his father’s wicked ways. However, after succumbing to temptation, Medardus himself is lured into a life of sin. A labyrinthine plot sees him embarking on a fantastical journey into the world, meeting his doppelganger, involving himself in a game of double impersonation, and becoming embroiled in murderous intrigues at the Vatican, before the mysterious curse hanging over him and his family is finally explained.

updated 2018-05-22

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