Steppenwolf

A Novel

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Basil Creighton; Revised by Joseph Mileck and Horst Frenz

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Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only.

Steppenwolf is Hesse’s best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature’s most poetic evocations of the soul’s journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel’s wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

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Hermann Hesse; Translated by Basil Creighton; Revised by Joseph Mileck and Horst Frenz

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Beneath the Wheel, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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Steppenwolf
A Novel
Hermann Hesse; Translated by Basil Creighton; Revised by Joseph Mileck and Horst Frenz

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
January 2013
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ISBN: 9781466835030
ISBN10: 1466835036
224 pages
$9.99

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Picador
December 2002
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ISBN: 9780312278670
ISBN10: 0312278675
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
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