Steppenwolf

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100018925
Released: Apr 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792753810
Narrator/s: Peter Weller
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Description

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

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Author(s): Hermann Hesse
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2008

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CD
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Author(s): Hermann Hesse
Narrator(s): Peter Weller
Product Number DD45107
Released: Apr 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781602833517
eBook
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Author(s): Hermann Hesse
Product Number EB00202953
Released: Feb 07, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781466835030

Professional reviews

"Hesse's philosophical novel about a loner who feels divided in his soul and alienated from life was a cult classic of the 1960s' counterculture. Peter Weller's voice is dry, deep, almost harsh, and through much of the book, his tone is cutting, sardonic, even angry. That's a fitting take on the protagonist, Haller, but it's too much, and the tone would be better with some variation. Weller's voice softens when Haller interacts with others, and in some of the dialogue he brings out a rhythmic lilt that is quite engaging. While a bit uneven, by and large, Weller does this dreamlike yet dour book justice. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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