Steppenwolf, Paperback Book
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Description

'The unhappiness that I need and long for ...is of the kind that will let me suffer with eagerness and die with lust.

That is the unhappiness, or happiness, that I am waiting for.' Alienated from society, Harry Haller is the Steppenwolf, wild, strange and shy.

His despair and desire for death draw him into an enchanted, Faust-like underworld.

Through a series of shadowy encounters, romantic, freakish and savage by turn, Haller begins to rediscover the lost dreams of his youth. Adopted by the Sixties counterculture, Steppenwolf captured the mood of a disaffected generation that was beginning to question everything.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780241951521

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A strange and disturbing book detailing one man's degeneration and redemption. Fantastical scenes and allusions to philosophy that results in one of those rare things, a book that makes you question the things you believe in.

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