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Hermann Hesse's moving and inspirational chronicle of spiritual evolution, "Siddhartha", includes a new introduction by bestselling author Paulo ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.800

Simple Story of Buddha

by TomKing on Nov 10, 2011

Hesse is a fine writer and I have enjoyed his Steppenwolf since my college reading many years ago. Siddharta is a fine introduction to the Buddha's life and philosophy. It was an excellent read after I completed my course on Buddhism (by The Great Courses set of DVDs) A wonderful way to get the feeling of this religion in any comparative study of the 5 great religions.


Great book.

by sunshinechild on Mar 3, 2010

Read this and loved it. Bought it on a suggestion from a friend and I couldn't put it down. This is a book that will forever stay in my collection.

by wegrowflowersforfairies on Mar 5, 2009

An eloquently written book about the spiritual journey.


Powerful and Transcendent Simplicity

by markfabiano on Aug 19, 2008

This short novel following the adventure into enlightment by one Siddhartha Gautauma is a pure example of Hesse's story-telling genius. No wonder it helped to launch an intellectual revolution in the 50s and 60s. The prose, like a parable, is utterly accessible, the plot compelling-a boy on a journey through life stages towards enlightement, and links this to modern, andyet timeless, sensibilities for finding oneself, transcending the materialistic quandries, and loving humanity. A must read for everyone from Junior High onward!


wonderful CD

by Lindalu on Aug 8, 2008

I gave this to a dear friend, who prefers books on CD to listen to rather than read. She told me she thought it is a wonderful story told in an excellent way.

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