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Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse; Hilda Rosner
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Hesse; Hilda Rosner
ISBN: 0553208845 : 9780553208849
OCLC Number: 9766655
Notes: Originally published: New York : New Directions, 1951.
Target Audience: 5.; 014 & up.
Description: 152 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Siddhartha.
Responsibility: Hermann Hesse ; translated by Hilda Rosner.

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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.

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