Master Flea

E. T. A. Hoffmann

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Master Flea is a fairytale fantasy novel written by E. T. A. Hoffmann, and first published in 1822. Set in the city of Frankfurt am Main, the story follows the adventures of Peregrinus Tyss, a young man who is granted the ability to shrink to minuscule size by the titular character, Master Flea. As Peregrinus explores the world at his miniature scale, he encounters various eccentric characters and becomes embroiled in a series of comedic and absurd situations. Along the way, he learns important lessons about life, love, and human nature. Sections of Master Flea faced censorship and required revision when authorities took issue with its satirical critiques of the contemporary court system.

This book has 46,381 words, 71 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1822. This translation by George Soane was first published in 1826.

Production notes: This ebook of Master Flea was published by Global Grey on the 22nd April 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Library' by Johann Hamza.

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