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Book Information: Demian

Demian (1919) [Novel]
by Hermann Hesse Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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In Demian, one of the great writers of the twentieth century tells the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent--led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian--into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

Original title: Demian
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: Demian

Demian (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Appelbaum)
Translated by: Stanley Appelbaum
Blurbs:
  • "Hesse is not a traditional teller of tales but a novelist of ideas and a moralist of a high order...The autobiographical undercurrent gives Demian an Existentialist intensity and a depth of understanding that are rare in contemporary fiction." Saturday Review
  • "Hesse is a writer whose peculiar vision is worth inspecting. His world is shadowy and close to areas of the heart that will probably never see light. But his vision is a rare one, as commendable for its humane solicitude as for its strangeness and unearthly color." National Review
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Manifested in:

Demian: A Dual-Language Book (June 11, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486420426
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.3 x 0.6 in
Pages: 237

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Demian (2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486414132
Pages: 109

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Edition #2: Demian

Demian (1965)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Roloff/Lebeck)
Translated by: Michael Roloff Michael Lebeck
Blurbs:
  • "Hesse is not a traditional teller of tales but a novelist of ideas and a moralist of a high order...The autobiographical undercurrent gives Demian an Existentialist intensity and a depth of understanding that are rare in contemporary fiction." Saturday Review
  • "Hesse is a writer whose peculiar vision is worth inspecting. His world is shadowy and close to areas of the heart that will probably never see light. But his vision is a rare one, as commendable for its humane solicitude as for its strangeness and unearthly color." National Review
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Manifested in:

Demian (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060931914
Pages: 176

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Edition #3: Demian

Demian (1960)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Strachan)
Translated by: W. J. Strachan
Blurbs:
  • "Hesse is not a traditional teller of tales but a novelist of ideas and a moralist of a high order...The autobiographical undercurrent gives Demian an Existentialist intensity and a depth of understanding that are rare in contemporary fiction." Saturday Review
  • "Hesse is a writer whose peculiar vision is worth inspecting. His world is shadowy and close to areas of the heart that will probably never see light. But his vision is a rare one, as commendable for its humane solicitude as for its strangeness and unearthly color." National Review
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Manifested in:

Demian (2006)

Publisher: Peter Owen
ISBN: 0720612810
Pages: 184

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demian (May 15, 1969)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0586027769
Pages: 160

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