Siddhartha by Hesse, Hermann
Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha -- Hermann Hesse - Paperback

The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers--a perennial favorite for graduation gifts.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book's debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hermann Hesse's time, synthesizing disparate philosophies-Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism-into a unique vision of life as expressed through one man's search for meaning.

It is the story of the quest of Siddhartha, a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege and comfort to seek spiritual fulfillment and wisdom. On his journey, Siddhartha encounters wandering ascetics, Buddhist monks, and successful merchants, as well as a courtesan named Kamala and a simple ferryman who has attained enlightenment. Traveling among these people and experiencing life's vital passages-love, work, friendship, and fatherhood-Siddhartha discovers that true knowledge is guided from within.

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Bantam
Published: 12/01/1981
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.18lbs
Size: 6.80h x 4.10w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780553208849

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.1
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 8672 / Siddhartha (English)

About the Author
Herman Hesse was the author of Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and The Glass Bead Game. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946.

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