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Steppenwolf (1927) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

"He called himself the Steppenwolf ...
a wolf of the Steppes that had lost its
way and had strayed into the towns
and the life of the herd ..."

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.

Original title: Steppenwolf
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf (1963)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

A note on the translation: this is the first revised edition of Basil Creighton's translation of 1929. Joseph Mileck and Horst Frenz write of their 1963 revision, "In the revision we were intent upon a more exact and more readily understood rendition. British spellings and idioms have been Americanized, Germanisms removed, awkward sentences improved, and misleading translations corrected."

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Creighton, revised)
Translated by: Basil Creighton Horst Frenz Joseph Mileck
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Manifested in:

Steppenwolf (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0312278675
Pages: 224

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Edition #2: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf (1929)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Creighton)
Translated by: Basil Creighton
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