With characteristic insight and penetration, an exploration of the destructive nature of human love
As a sensitive, disabled young composer, the narrator is drawn to a sensual singer named Gertrude through their mutual love of music. Gradually he becomes engulfed by an enduring and hopeless passion for her but, because of his fear of arousing sympathy instead of passion, he loses her. When Gertrude marries his friend, a famous singer, he is compelled to stand by and watch passively as their obsessive relationship disintegrates into tragedy.
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Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) was a poet, novelist, and painter whose best-known works include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and The Glass Bead Game, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.Language Notes:
Text: English, German (translation)
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Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0720636795I4N00
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2759843731
Descrizione libro Peter Owen, London, 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 5th printing thus. Clean, tight and unmarked. 208pp. Dust jacket, lightly rubbed, in a protective mylar cover. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 8" Tall. Codice libro della libreria 046117
Descrizione libro Peter Owen (1969), London, 1969. Fourth impression. 8vo, pp. 208. Paper over boards. Edges and endpapers spotted, o/w VG in a chipped and stained dj. Codice libro della libreria 57466
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Publishers. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0720636795 1969 Farrar Strauss Giroux hard cover stated First Edition - no dust jacket - some staining to cover and page edge and inside cover - otherwise binding strong contents clean - enjoy. Codice libro della libreria M2-W8ME-GB1C
Descrizione libro Peter Owen, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Keith Cunningham (illustratore). 4th Impression. 208pp. 7.5 inches. Black cloth, gilt titles. Unused as-new book, just a trace of foxing to edges, no owner's marks. In original dustwrapper, illustration by Keith Cunningham, white and black and cerise, with minimal shelfwear, discolouration in the white back. Translated from German by Hilda Rosner. The life and development of a young composer, set against the background of his disappointing love affair with Gertrude. (German, Language, Literature, Classic) Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria C12624