Steppenwolf (Paperback)

A Novel

By Hermann Hesse, Basil Creighton (Translated by)

Picador, 9780312278670, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/26/2010)
Paperback (6/1/1990)
Compact Disc (4/15/2008)
Paperback (2/1/1999)
Paperback (4/1/2011)

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With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation

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 Madmen Only!

Originally published in English in 1929, Steppenwolf 's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German poet and novelist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. He was the author of works including Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Demian.

Praise For Steppenwolf: A Novel

"Hesse is a writer of suggestion, of nuance, of spiritual intimation."—The Christian Science Monitor

"For all its savagely articulate descriptions of torment and isolation, it is most eloquent about something less glamorous but far more important: healing."—The Guardian