Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse with David Horrocks (Translator)

fiction classics philosophy challenging reflective slow-paced

258 pages | first published 1927

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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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Summary of 4068 reviews

Moods

reflective 87%
challenging 56%
dark 55%
mysterious 34%
emotional 30%
inspiring 22%
sad 19%
tense 13%
hopeful 10%
adventurous 6%
funny 6%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 53%
medium 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 8% | N/A: 1% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 27% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 14% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 1%

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3.93

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