Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of theflesh.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 122 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.98 out of 5
  • Published January 17th 1951 by New Directions (NY)
  • Original Title: Siddhartha
  • ISBN: 081120068X (ISBN13: 9780811200684)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Characters: Siddhartha
  • Govinda
  • Gotama
  • Kamala
  • Vasudeva

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.