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Book Information: Beneath the Wheel

Beneath the Wheel (1906) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrowly circumscribed world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.

Original title: Unterm Rad
Alternative titles: The Prodigy
Original languages: German

Quotes: 2 (show them)

Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Beneath the Wheel

Beneath the Wheel (1968)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Roloff)
Translated by: Michael Roloff
Blurbs:
  • "Can be read for sheer pleasure. Hesse’s peculiarly supple lyricism, his brittle irony, and his stunning descriptions of nature are marvelously carried over into the English." The Saturday Review
  • "[A] Black Forest Catcher in the Rye, a work infused with that sense of homesickness that Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., quite rightly said was so prominent in Hesse’s novels." The National Observer
  • "A remarkable mixture of affection, gentle humor, compassion, light irony, bitterness, and cold, angry indignation." The Sacramento Bee
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Manifested in:

Beneath the Wheel (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 031242230X
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 192

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Beneath the Wheel (1988)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374507481

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Beneath the Wheel (1970)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553127586
Pages: 216

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Edition #2: The Prodigy

The Prodigy (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Strachan)
Translated by: W. J. Strachan
Blurbs:
  • "Can be read for sheer pleasure. Hesse’s peculiarly supple lyricism, his brittle irony, and his stunning descriptions of nature are marvelously carried over into the English." The Saturday Review
  • "[A] Black Forest Catcher in the Rye, a work infused with that sense of homesickness that Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., quite rightly said was so prominent in Hesse’s novels." The National Observer
  • "A remarkable mixture of affection, gentle humor, compassion, light irony, bitterness, and cold, angry indignation." The Sacramento Bee
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Manifested in:

The Prodigy (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Owen
ISBN: 0720611741
Pages: 188

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The Prodigy (1983)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140037551
Pages: 157

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The Prodigy (1974)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140037551
Pages: 160

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