Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse with David Horrocks (Translator)

258 pages first pub 1927 (editions)

fiction classics philosophy challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

Steppenwolf is a poetical self-portrait of a man who felt himself to be half-human and half-wolf. This Faust-like and magical story is evidence of Hesse's searching philosophy and extraordinary sense of humanity as he tells of the humanization of ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 7,312 reviews

Moods

reflective 85%
dark 57%
challenging 54%
mysterious 39%
emotional 32%
inspiring 23%
sad 21%
tense 17%
hopeful 11%
adventurous 9%
funny 6%
informative 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 44%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 30% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.95

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