The Complete Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

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The Complete Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
Author Hermann Hesse
Translator Jack Zipes
Country United States
Language English
Genre Short story collection
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)

The Complete Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse is a collection of 22 fairy tales written by Hermann Hesse between the years of 1904 and 1918 and translated by Jack Zipes. A list of the individual fairy tales and the year in which they were written follows. This collection was published in 1995 and is the first English translation for most of the tales.


  • "The Dwarf", 1904
  • "Shadow Play", 1906
  • "A Man by the Name of Ziegler", 1908
  • "The City", 1910
  • "Dr. Knoegle’s End", 1910
  • "The Beautiful Dream", 1912
  • "The Three Linden Trees", 1912
  • "Augustus", 1913
  • "The Poet", 1913
  • "Flute Dream", 1914
  • "A Dream About the Gods", 1914
  • "Strange News from Another Planet", 1915
  • "Faldum", 1916
  • "A Dream Sequence", 1916
  • "The Forest Dweller", 1917
  • "The Difficult Path", 1917
  • "If the War Continues", 1917
  • "The European", 1918
  • "The Empire", 1918
  • "The Painter", 1918
  • "The Fairy Tale About the Wicker Chair", 1918
  • "Iris", 1918

Eight of these stories also appeared in Strange News from Another Star (Märchen), a short story collection originally published in German in 1919 and in English in 1972, translated by Denver Lindley. The stories are:

  • "Augustus"
  • "The Poet"
  • "Flute Dream"
  • "Strange News from Another Planet" (titled "Strange News from Another Star")
  • "The Difficult Path" (titled "The Hard Passage")
  • "A Dream Sequence"
  • "Faldum"
  • "Iris"

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