Follow the journey of Siddhartha, a man born of privilege in the time of Guatama Buddha, who leaves his material comfort behind in search of spiritual truths. A beloved literary classic from a Nobel Prize winner.
Originally published by New Directions in 1951 (U.S.); German edition published 1922
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Length: 140 pages
About the Author
The novelist and artist Herman Hesse was born in 1877 in a village in Germany’s Black Forest. Hesse was influential during the two World Wars; his work saw a resurgence in the counterculture era of the 1960s, in the United States, and remains popular today. Hesse received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. He died in 1962.