Siddhartha

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 7, 2008 - Fiction - 144 pages

Hermann Hesse's moving and inspirational chronicle of spiritual enlightenment, with an introduction by Paulo Coehlo

Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation.

If you enjoyed Siddhartha, you might like Hesse's Steppenwolf, also available in Penguin Classics.

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Just loved the way Siddhartha was written: beautiful words, peaceful rhythm, simple plot, and so many "quotable" passages that gives you a lot think about it. This one still top of my head! When ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth Moffett - Goodreads

A wonderful little book about a man's spiritual journey for the meaning of life. What I like about the book is the inner struggle with the world he lives in of suffering, lust and greed, including the ... Read full review

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One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coelho is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Adultery and The Spy. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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