Siddhartha - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)
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Siddhartha - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 01/10/2020
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Told in a simple mythical style, the story of Siddhartha is an inspirational classic by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated from German by Hilda Rosner with an introduction by John Peacock.

Siddhartha, the son of a wealthy Brahmin, is unable to find peace within his own religion and community so sets off on his travels through India in search of enlightenment. First he spends time with a group of ascetics called Samanas. For a while he embraces their doctrine and rejects all worldly goods. When he hears about a man called Gotama the Buddha he leaves the Samanas. However Buddhist teaching disappoints him and he realizes that self-discovery must come from his own experiences. He rejects the spiritual life, takes a lover and becomes a rich merchant. But after some years, dissatisfied with materialism, he takes off again in search of the spiritual peace he longs for.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529024043
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 157 x 101 x 15 mm


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He was an interesting figure who, through his refusal to acknowledge his limitations or the times he lived in, brought something entirely new to the novel - Philip Hensher, Spectator

A trusted guide for a generation of readers whose faith in institutions was destroyed by the First World War - Adam Kirsch, New Yorker

A subtle distillation of wisdom, stylistic grace and symmetry of form - The Sunday Times

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“An insightful journey into life”

The story of a young Brahman on the search of Atman, is only the beginning of a long journey that will bring Siddharta in various places where he could learn what cannot be taught: life. A short book, but full of... More

Paperback edition
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“Siddhartha”

It remains his most popular and well-loved novel (partly because many of his others remain out of print-moan moan!) driven by a seemingly unquenchable public interest in 'new age' books (introduction by PC -... More

Paperback edition
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“A well written thought-provoking book”

I got this book as part of a book swap, and enjoyed/learned so much from it, I just had to buy it for myself!
The book itself is really well written and sends the reader meandering through an array of plot-line twists... More

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