Beneath the Wheel: A Novel
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Beneath the Wheel: A Novel

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by Hermann Hesse
     
 

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Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans

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Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrowly circumscribed world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466835047
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
351,090
File size:
285 KB

Meet the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.


Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German poet and novelist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. He was the author of works including Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Demian.
Michael Roloff contributed to Peter Camenzind from Picador.

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Beneath the Wheel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DbMcCoy More than 1 year ago
Beneath the Wheel should be required reading for anyone going into education.
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Although not one of Hesse's best stories, Beneath the Wheele offers a true pleasure in reading. He is a vivid and poetic writer that it makes the reader place the the events in the background and just to enjoy the words beautifully sown together. You can expect the story flow similar to Hesse's Demian.