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Hesse, Hermann

Siddhartha

Translated by Hilda Rosner

Published: New Directions, Binghampton, New York, 1951

Edition: 1st edition, second state

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A novel of life in ancient India by the great Swiss writer who won the Nobel Prize in 1946 is the kind of book that takes root in the heart and grows there for a lifetime. Here the spirituality of the East and the West have met in a classic tale that enfigures deep human wisdom with a rich and colourful imagination. Siddhartha is the story of a soul's quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigma of man's role in this world. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha himself, then alive on earth, but he cannot be content as a disciple; he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubts - a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptations of wealth and power, the heartache of a struggle with his own son, to final renunciation and peace in self-knowledge; 153 pages.

Condition: internally fine, cloth spine and rear board spotted. Slipcase in excellent condition, though sunned due to age.

  • Jacket Condition: Slipcase very good
  • Binding Condition: Very near fine
  • Overall Condition: An excellent, near fine copy
  • Size: Small 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Preferably EFT's; alternatively PayPal (regret: no credit cards)
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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