ISBN10: 1511828188 ISBN13: 9781511828185 Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Apr 22 2015 Pages: 127 Weight: 0.46lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse's Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmn's quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom cannot be taught-it must come from one's own experience and inner struggle. Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism, Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture, and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation, harmony and peace. Considered to be a classic of 20th-century fiction, Hesse's most celebrated work reflects his lifelong studies of Oriental myth and religion.