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Siddhartha: an Indian tale

By: Hesse, Hermann.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Simon & Brown 2010Description: 99 p.ISBN: 9781936041060.DDC classification: 833.912 Summary: An allegorical novel by the celebrated German writer. Sidhartha, the hero, is a type of Buddhist Everyman, who passes through many temptations and trials on his ... Show synopsis An allegorical novel by the celebrated German writer. Sidhartha, the hero, is a type of Buddhist Everyman, who passes through many temptations and trials on his way to purification. The different stages of his spiritual development are represented by the various roles he takes on: wanderer, courtier, merchant, and hermit. Originally published in Germany in 1923, Sidhartha has been a perennial bestseller since its American publication in 1951.
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An allegorical novel by the celebrated German writer. Sidhartha, the hero, is a type of Buddhist Everyman, who passes through many temptations and trials on his ... Show synopsis An allegorical novel by the celebrated German writer. Sidhartha, the hero, is a type of Buddhist Everyman, who passes through many temptations and trials on his way to purification. The different stages of his spiritual development are represented by the various roles he takes on: wanderer, courtier, merchant, and hermit. Originally published in Germany in 1923, Sidhartha has been a perennial bestseller since its American publication in 1951.

Patron comment on 18/07/2013

This book is like a mirror. Whoever reads it will find themselves as Siddhartha. Given the way it encapsulates a lifetime experience with a simultaneous appeal to both logic and emotion, there are great lessons that we all can learn from this book.

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