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The Prodigy, originally dating from 1905, is Hermann Hesse's bitter indictment of conventional education. It is the story of Hans Giebenrath, the brilliant young son of provincial bourgeois in southern Germany who becomes the first boy from his town to pass into a prestigious Protestant theological college. His spirit, however, is systematically broken by his parents and teachers; over-anxious about his success, they forget to consider his health and happiness. Subsiding into a fatal apathy, he is taken home for medical reasons. Here he falls in love, becomes an engineer's apprentice, learns to drink alcohol and eventually dies by drowning.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: January 2014
Number of pages: 208
Width: 129 mm
Height: 184 mm
Depth: not specified
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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