This week we bring you the start of the dark fairy tale, "The Sandman," by E. T. A. Hoffman, written originally in German in 1816. The original legend of the Sandman most likely began in Scandinavia, and told of a benign being who would bring sleep to children by throwing sand in their eyes. This far darker take on the legend may well have inspired Neil Gaiman's masterful graphic novels, with a Sandman who is anything but child-friendly...
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Tales of Hoffman - https://amzn.to/3nmWPEC
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