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Edmund Hoefer (1819–1882)

Hoefer, Edmund (hė’fer). A German novelist; born in Greifswald, Oct. 15, 1819; died at Cannstadt, May 23, 1882. He studied philology and history at Heidelberg. He began early to write fiction, his first stories appearing in collected form under the title ‘From the People,’ and proving very popular. They were followed by ‘Out of the Old Time and the New’; ‘As the People Speak’; and ‘Days that Are no More.’ In 1858, the success of ‘Norien, the Recollections of an Old Woman,’ encouraged him to write a long story. The novels that followed, especially ‘German Hearts’; ‘The Demagogue’; ‘The Lost Son’; and ‘Lost in the World,’ have had a wide circulation, but are marred by hasty execution.