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Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: [New York], [New Directions], [1951]
Series: New classics series, 34
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Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigmaof man's role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple's role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt - a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the  Read more...
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Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962.
Siddhartha.
[New York], [New Directions], [1951]
(DLC) 51013669
(OCoLC)187338525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Hesse
OCLC Number: 760318671
Description: 1 online resource (122 pages)
Series Title: New classics series, 34
Other Titles: Siddhartha.
Responsibility: translated by Hilda Rosner.

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Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigmaof man's role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple's role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt - a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of a strugglewith his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge.

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