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Demian
THE STORY OF EMIL SINCLAIR’S YOUTH
Read by Jason McCoy
Written by Hermann Hesse
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"All I really wanted was to try and live the life that was spontaneously welling up within me. Why was that so very difficult?"

Generations of readers have recognized the impassioned cry that introduces the young narrator of Demian, and embraced this tale of a troubled young man's struggle toward self-awareness. A brilliant psychological portrait of an individual's departure from social conventions in the search for spiritual fulfillment, Demian encompasses many of the themes associated with Hermann Hesse, particularly the duality of human nature and the quest for inner peace.

Considered an important work in the evolution of 20th-century European literature, this coming-of-age novel enjoys a particular resonance with young adults, a fact that has made Demian a perennial favorite in schools and colleges all over the world.

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