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  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141045535
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: $12.99

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This Faust-like and magical story of the humanization of a middle-aged misanthrope was described in The New York Times as a 'savage indictment of bourgeois society'. But, as the author notes in this edition, Steppenwolf is a book that has been consistently misinterpreted. This self-portrait of a man who felt himself to be half-human and half-wolf can also be seen as a plea for rigorous self-examination and an indictment of intellectual hypocrisy.

  • Pub date: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141045535
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Hesse Hermann

Hermann Hesse ws born in southern Germany in 1877.  His most famous works are Siddhartha (1922), Journey to the East (1932), Demian (1919), Steppenwolf (1927), and Narziss and Goldmund (1930).  Hesse died at his home in Switzerland in 1962.

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