The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
fantasy, short stories
The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse - Hermann Hesse

Translated and with an introduction by Jack Zipes.

To read Hesse's fairy tales is to enter a fabulous world of dreams and visions, philosophy and passion. These tales will enthrall and delight listeners of all ages. Some stories examine the dilemma of the artist, torn between the drive for perfection and the temptations of pleasure. Others reflect changes and struggles within society. Full of visionaries and seekers, princesses and wandering poets, Hermann Hesse's fairy tales inspire us with deep spiritual longing, and harbor the greatest joys and the deepest wounds of the heart.


  • The Dwarf
  • Shadow Play
  • A Man by the Name of Ziegler
  • The City
  • Dr. Knoegle's End
  • The Beautiful Dream
  • The Three Linden Trees
  • Augustus
  • The Poet
  • Flute Dream
  • A Dream About the Gods
  • Strange News From Another Planet
  • Faldum
  • A Dream Sequence
  • The Forest Dweller
  • The Difficult Path
  • If the War Continues
  • The European
  • The Empire
  • The Painter
  • The Fairy Tale About the Wicker Chair
  • Iris
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Release date: 1995
Genres: fantasy, short stories
Updated: August 26, 2021
Other books by Hermann Hesse
The Glass Bead Game
Strange News from Another Star and Other Tales
Pictor's Metamorphoses and Other Fantasies