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Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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August 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

 

On My Bookshelf by Joseph Fiennes...

I read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse when I was 16 and it ignited my passion for literature – I’d been completely uninterested at school. It provides a simple breakdown of Buddhist philosophy as it follows a man who tries to find restoration on a higher plane.

Siddhartha Synopsis

This edition has a new introduction by Paulo Coelho. 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.

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ISBN: 9780141189574
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141189574
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse was born in Claw, Germany in 1877. As a child he lived for a time in Basle. He spent a short period studying at a seminary in Germany but soon left to work as a bookseller in Switzerland. From 1904 he devoted himself to writing. After a first volume of verse (1899), Hesse established his reputation with a series of lyrical romantic novels - Peter Camenzind (1904), Unterm Rad (1906) Gertrud (1910) and the short story, Knulp (1915).After a visit to India in 1911 he moved to Switzerland and worked for the Red Cross during the First World War. He was denounced in Germany and ...

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