Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Other authorsHilda Rosner (Translator)
Paperback, 1971

Original publication date

1954 (first British Commonwealth edition)
Prima edizione Adelphi 1973
Prima edizione italiana Torino, Frassinelli, 1945
1951 (first US edition)
1922

Pages

6; 152

Collection

Status

Available

Call number

PT2617.E85S52 1957

Library's rating

Genres

Publication

New York: Bantam Books, c1957; Bantam edition, July 1971

Physical description

6, 152 p.; 17.8 cm

Language

Original language

German

Description

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life-- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.

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