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Siddhartha

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Siddhartha

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The definitive version of Nobel Prize-winner Hermann Hesse's most beloved work, Siddhartha, in a strikingly original new 21st Century digital edition.

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, through the illusory joys of wealth and fame, and of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, to the painful struggles with his child and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation.

Steeped in the tenets of both Eastern mysticism and psychoanalysis, Siddhartha presents a touching view of man and culture, and the challenging process of self-discovery that leads to harmony and peace.

HERMANN HESSE (1877-1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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