Demian, Paperback Book
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Emil Sinclair boasts of a theft that he has not committed and subsequently finds himself blackmailed by a bully.

He turns to Max Demian, in whom he finds a mentor and a friend.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780720612813

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What should have taken me only hours to read ended up taking me nearly three days; Demian can be an exhausting read, especially if you're not used to heavy philosophical diatribes passed-off as dialogue. I'm sure that Demian is a lot better than I've suggested here, but it depends on the person reading, and I really struggled. It isn't the first Hesse novel I've read, but I'm frankly put off now, and it'll take a lot to get me back in. I'll stick with what I can more readily understand.

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