Siddhartha

Book “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse, Paulo Coelho

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Author
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Pages
144
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Language
english
Release date
2008
ISBN
978-0-14-118957-4
GTIN
9780141189574
Weight, g
112
Publisher's website
penguin.co.uk

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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.

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