The reading challenge - No.7 - a book originally writen in a different language


and again a book review for you :)
Today I share the category -A book you were supposed to read in school- with you
 Fortunately I had much time to spend in trains and subways and that always means so much time to read :)

The book I chose for his category is Mademoiselle de Scudery by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
After reading this now I really don´t understand why I ever stopped to in school. Its a fun little book to read and only about 100 pages and its actually interesting and thrilling...not boring at all...so sorry teacher and actually thanks for choosing such a good book.

A tale from the times of Louis XI. It was first published in 1819 in Yearbook for 1820. Dedicated to love and friendship and it was an immediate commercial and critical success and let he authors popularity and that he became a very well-paid author. Today its still regarded as one of Hoffmanns  best and that not only because of its exciting, suspectfull plot and interesting descriptions of life, places and people of that time but also because of the many different levels of interpretation that it allows.
Hoffmann got the idea for this tale from the seventh chapter of Wagenseil´s chronicle of the city of Nuremberg titled Johann Christof Wagenseil´s Book on the Gracious Art of the Meistersingers.

A lover who is afraid of thieves
Is not worthy of love.

 "One of the earliest examples of the classic murder mystery, Hoffman’s remarkable book has been the inspiration for a host of thriller and crime writers. 
Parisian goldsmith Monsieur Cardillac is a genius at his craft.
Greatly admired throughout Paris, he is renowned for his works of exquisite and matchless beauty.
So much so, that it seems the desire to possess his creations is enough to lead to murder.
Composer, writer, and painter Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann is an important figure in the German Romantic movement; he is perhaps best known as the author of The Nutcracker."

8.5 out of 10
I really liked it and literally don´t understand why waited so long to finish this book to read ;)

Next up is:  A book that was originally written in a different language
Well what should I say...thats a easy category...even if I needed some time until I go what it ment ;)
So probably half of the book I own are no in he original language...most of them are not originally german ;) so you just can choose from your collection ;) maybe its a little harder if you own majorly english book from english writing authors...but I´m sure you have one or two books which have been translated into english for you ;)
I chose is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I really wanted a funny one and since you are so free in choice in this category you can read pretty much everything

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Have you done this category yet and what was your choice?
What do you think about my choices?

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