FVUJFF, WILHELM (1802-1827), a popular German novelist, was born at Stuttgart, 29th November 1802. Hiving lost his father, who was a Government official, at the age of seven, he repaired with his mother to Tiibingen, where he frequented the &kola anatol-ica. In 1818 he was sent to the Klos'erschale at Blaubeuren, and two years later he entered the seminary of Tubingen. After having completed, in 1 82 4, his philosophical and theological studies and taken his degre9, he acted for two years as private tutor, and assumed, ia January 1827, the editorship of the Morgenblatt. In the following month he married, and led a happy and quiet life, which was ended by a fatal illness on 18th i November of the same year. Hauff's literary activity s comprised within the short space of about two years. In his Marchenalmanach for 1826 he published the Fairy Tales he used to relate to his pupils during his tutorship. They were distinguished by an originality of conception, a playful though somewhat fantastic husnour, and an elegance of style, not usually met with in similar productions. Those fanciful tales founded. his fame as a narrator, and form, together with his subsequent novels, several of which belong to the same species, the basis of his per manent reputation as an author. His next publication, Mittheilungen CMS den Afemoiren des &tans, "Extracts from the Memoirs of Satan" (2 vols. 1826-27), was of a fragmentary kind, but gave additional proof of Ins talent as a humorist. In 1826 he wrote a novel - Der Hann Inc Monde, "The Man in the Moon" - with the intention of satirizing and parodying the sentimental sensualism of Clauren ; but in the course of composition the projected parody became a regular imitation, and, as he issued the novel under the name of that romancer, the latter brought an action against him for the abuse of his name, and gained his lawsuit. Hauff succeeded, however, in morally annihilating that maudlin narrator by his witty Controverspredigt, "Controversial Sermon" (1826). Animated by the genius of Sir Walter Scott, Hauff wrote a historical romance called Lichtenstein (1826), which illustrated the most interesting period in the history of Wiirtemberg, and, being one of the first historical German novels, acquired, in spite of its weakness as a literary composition, great popularity throughout Germany. His fanciful work, J!luantasien ins Bremer Rathskeller (1827), is pervaded, especially in the first portion of the book, by an exuberant spirit of conviviality, which exercises a cheering effect on the reader; but his most perfect fiction is the Bettlerin vont Pont-des-Arts. Hauff's works have gone, collectively and separately, through many editions, and some of his shorter poems have become regular " Volkslieder."