Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 01/10/2020
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Synopsis

Told in a simple mythical style, the story of Siddhartha is an inspirational classic by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated from German by Hilda Rosner with an introduction by John Peacock.

Siddhartha, the son of a wealthy Brahmin, is unable to find peace within his own religion and community so sets off on his travels through India in search of enlightenment. First he spends time with a group of ascetics called Samanas. For a while he embraces their doctrine and rejects all worldly goods. When he hears about a man called Gotama the Buddha he leaves the Samanas. However Buddhist teaching disappoints him and he realizes that self-discovery must come from his own experiences. He rejects the spiritual life, takes a lover and becomes a rich merchant. But after some years, dissatisfied with materialism, he takes off again in search of the spiritual peace he longs for.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529024043
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 138g
  • Dimensions: 157 x 101 x 15 mm

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To the book I didn't want to DNF
This is the book I tried so hard not to DNF. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is the story of a young man who leaves home to find the meaning in life. During... READ MORE
Hannah Marie Brankley