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Siddhartha (Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Press Series) / Edition 1

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by Hermann Hesse, M.A. Roberts
 

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ISBN-10: 1580493904

ISBN-13: 9781580493901

Pub. Date: 08/29/2006

Publisher: Prestwick House, Incorporated

First published in 1922, Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha is the tale of a young Indian priest who searches for personal enlightenment throughout his life. Although steeped in the mysticism of Hindu traditions, this classic is, above all, about Siddhartha's search for independence from all teachings and freedom from all earthly knowledge. Siddhartha struggles with

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First published in 1922, Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha is the tale of a young Indian priest who searches for personal enlightenment throughout his life. Although steeped in the mysticism of Hindu traditions, this classic is, above all, about Siddhartha's search for independence from all teachings and freedom from all earthly knowledge. Siddhartha struggles with ignorance, prayer, loyalty, friendship, and desire during his quest for the essence of human existence, all the while seeking to understand truth through his experiences. His growth and revelations have enthralled and inspired readers for decades.

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend both with Hesse's philosophical points and Siddhartha's journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580493901
Publisher:
Prestwick House, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/29/2006
Series:
Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Press
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Siddhartha 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Herman Hesses' novel depicts the journey of a boy who seeks knowledge and wisdom and quickly finds himself in times of love, devotion, and wisdom. Determined to find his path to enlightenment he witnesses and encounters the hardships which include the path of addiction and trials of his runaway son consumed by greed. Even through all his heartache he is lead by his guide, a mysterious ferryman, through his losses and recuperates by finally achieving his greatest wishes. Siddhartha shows us that the real goal in life is to be complete and always accept your hardships because in the end it is all worth it.
Aglaia More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing little treat, that you don`t want to miss out on. I like Herman Hesse anyway and it was by complete accident that I found this book. It is short, but you get immersed. A few things about the author: Hesse is a Nobel Prize laureate, born in Germany, but a Swiss writer.He wrote Siddharta in 1922. He had previously, back in the 1910s, visited India.The story focuses on Siddharta, the son of a Brahmin, who leaves his home (the story takes place in Nepal around the time of Gautama Buddha) in search of enlightenment and it recounts the experiences, the events that lead him to reach nirvana. The stories, the people, the events that he encounters all add up to him reaching a deeper understanding of the universe. In the beginning of the story, he actually meets Gautama (Gotama) Buddha, who by then reached the perfect state and listens to his teaching, but decides that he should learn to reach enlightment through his own experiences, not someone else`s teachings. The style is quite simple, yet at times it reaches almost poetic heights. As I mentioned earlier, this is a very short novel, but it took a long time (and surely a long spiritual journey) for the author to write. I highly recommend Siddharta, and other works of Herman Hesse as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this recently during a painful break-up/separation from my wife. At the time I was convinced we were getting divorced. Reading this book made me realize that I was going to be fine whatever the outcome. Once I stopped pouting around and enjoyed life with or without my wife, she came back. I credit this book with saving my marriage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, lousy version! Full of typos, misspellings, repeated words and gibberish. A rip off even at 99 cents. It looks like they simply scanned someone else's and then never bothered to proof or even spell check. I'd like to get my money back from BN if I could figure out how.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoa!! That was such a good story. Had to read for school and didnt expect to like it. I loved it and definitely recommend. Really makes you think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for your own spiritual journey... you will be inspired after reading this book. Simple and meaningful. Definitely one of my all time favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to look for a different edition, maybe not an e-version because I can't get through mine from Classic Gems Publishing. I've read Herman Hesse before. This isn't Herman Hesse. This reads like someone ran his manuscript through Google translate and then sprinkled commas EVERYWHERE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book.
Am1226 More than 1 year ago
A book that will make you think.
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I love it
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