The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by E. T. A. Hoffmann

This novel is a satirical critique of society and the arts, told from the perspective of a highly intelligent and cultured tomcat named Murr. Murr writes his autobiography, displaying his views on life, art, and human nature, while also inadvertently including fragments of a biography of a musician friend. The narrative alternates between Murr's witty observations and the tragic life of the musician, creating a unique blend of humor and pathos.

The 1052nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 348

Since this book was first published in 1819, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 348.0.

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