ISBN10: 1605120650 ISBN13: 9781605120652 Contributors: Hesse, Hermann Publisher: Lightning Source Inc Published: Sep 30 2008 Pages: 128 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Siddhartha is Hermann Hesse's classic account of one man's search for enlightenment. Siddartha is a young man born into a Brahmin family during the time of the Buddha. Rather than take up the mantle which his advantages of birth have afforded him, he begins a lifelong journey through the very extremes of existence. From asceticism and spiritual devotion to immersion in physical pleasure, Siddartha finds that life's meaning continues to elude him. A chance encounter at the river may hold the key. Hesse's allegory, while steeped in the religion and philosophy of the East, is a highly personal look at the world and our place in it.