Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hoffmann” in chapter 1 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life:
...men who grew up fifty or sixty years ago in America obtained some of their very best tonic influences through such thoroughly ideal tales as that writer's Heinrich von Offerdingen, Fouque's Sintram, Hoffmann 's Goldene Topf, and Richter's Titan, whether these were read in the original German or in the translations of Carlyle, Brooks, and others.
All these books are now little sought, and rather alien to...
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