Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/08/2008
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It remains his most popular and well-loved novel (partly because many of his others remain out of print-moan moan!) driven by a seemingly unquenchable publ... READ MORE
Tim Mowbray at London Wall

Synopsis

Hermann Hesse's moving and inspirational chronicle of spiritual enlightenment, with an introduction by Paulo Coehlo Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation.If you enjoyed Siddhartha, you might like Hesse's Steppenwolf, also available in Penguin Classics.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141189574
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 112g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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Siddhartha
A well written thought-provoking book
I got this book as part of a book swap, and enjoyed/learned so much from it, I just had to buy it for myself! The book itself is really well written and se... READ MORE
Daniel Withington