Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

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Steppenwolf (orig. German Der Steppenwolf) is the tenth novel by German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse. Originally published in Germany in 1927, it was first translated into English in 1929. Combining autobiographical and fantastic elements, the novel was named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes. The story in large part reflects a profound crisis in Hesse's spiritual world in the 1920s while memorably portraying the protagonist's split between his humanity, and his wolf-like aggression and homelessness.[1] The novel became an international success, although Hesse would later claim that the book was largely misunderstood.

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The 131st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 95th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  2. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  3. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  4. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  5. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  6. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  7. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  8. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  9. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))

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