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Uniform Title:
[New York] : New Directions, [1951].
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122 pages ; 22 cm.
Maplewood High - Teen Fiction
Here the spirituality of the East and the West have met in a novel that enfigures deep human wisdom with a rich and colorful imagination. Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest in search of he ultimate answer to the enigma of man's role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple's role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt--a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of struggle with his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge. The name "Siddhartha" is one often given to the Buddha himself--perhaps a clue to Hesse's aims in contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception, as a European (Hesse was Swiss), of a spiritual explorer.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hesse, H. (1951). Siddhartha. [New York]: New Directions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962. 1951. Siddhartha. [New York]: New Directions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962, Siddhartha. [New York]: New Directions, 1951.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. [New York]: New Directions, 1951. Print.

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