|提及的人：||Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.|
Hermann Hesse; Rika Lesser; Robert A F Thurman
|描述：||xxxii, 140 ; 21 cm.|
|丛书名：||Barnes & Noble classics.|
|责任：||Hermann Hesse ; translated from the German by Rika Lesser ; with an introduction and notes by Robert A.F. Thurman.|
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.