Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (Full Version)

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (Full Version)

by Hermann Hesse

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Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha.
The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical, style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s.
The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (gotten) + artha (meaning or wealth). The two words together mean "one who has found meaning (of existence)" or "he who has attained his goals". The Buddha's name, before his renunciation, was Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Buddha. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "Gotama".

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012184641
Publisher: RainWall Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 112,941
File size: 109 KB

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877—9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss
poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize
in Literature. His best-known works include Steppenwolf,
Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi)
which explore an individual's search for spirituality outside

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Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (Full Version) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Michele1844MB More than 1 year ago
This is a terriffic book about finding God within oneself and within nature. As a member of the Baha'i Faith, I believe the teachings of the Manifestations of God like Christ, the Biddha, Krishna, Moses, muhammed, and , for today- Baha'u'llah, are the key to finding oneself. I would have liked to see Siddharta discovering this within the Buddha's teachings, but he went a different driection and found God another way- which is fine, but I wish he would have given the Buddha a chance, rather than assert that no teachings would ever provide bliss, which is incorrenct because all the teachings from the Manifestations of God hold Truth. But, again, a great story and he did find bliss in his own way.
kmintzy More than 1 year ago
I simply loved this book. Beautiful language, artfully written. I browsed a more modern version and it paled in comparison. This should be required reading for all high school students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic Rendition of the Journey for Enlightenment and Meaning of Life Herman Hesse's Siddhartha is a one-of-a-kind fictional account concerning the journey of self- discovery. However, mind you that Siddhartha, our protagonist, is not Siddhartha Gautama (better known as the Buddha)—although these characters do briefly meet and part ways in this story. The story is set in the time of Buddha and takes places over the course of the protagonists entire life, with particular focus on Siddhartha's determination to find his own path to self-fulfillment and enlightenment. The plot and prose are deceptively simple, whereas the philosophical explorations are highly complex and original. Beautifully written, Hesse's Siddhartha is a book to savor, and it will complement the library of anyone enamored of literature, spirituality, or philosophy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the book is well-worth reading, the Nook version needs serious editing. The multitude of misspellings, omitted words, and other errors cause distractions and disruptions in the reading of this book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best book i hv ever read..!! must read for age groups.. specially for those who want to give direction to their life..! beautifully written in entertaining way..!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those books that gives you something new every time you read it...
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