In Hermann Hesse's Beneath the Wheel , 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 ...

Beneath the Wheel 2003, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312422301

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Beneath the Wheel 1988, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374507480

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Beneath the Wheel 1982, Bantam Books

ISBN-13: 9780553238372

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