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Hans Hoffmann (1848–1909)

Hoffmann, Hans. A German novelist and poet; born in Stettin, July 27, 1848; died in 1909. After a brilliant career as an educator, he began, in 1878, the writing of novels and lyrics which rapidly won him reputation. His first fiction was on an Italian theme ‘Under Blue Skies’ (1881). Among others, ‘Brigitta von Wisby,’ ‘Ivan the Terrible and his Dog,’ and a humorous romance, ‘The Iron Captain of the Horse,’ met with favor. ‘Landsturm’ is a tragic tale. His ‘In Life’s Path’ and other volumes of lyrics and narrative poems won prompt appreciation; ‘The Harz’; ‘Erring Mother’s Love.’