Book Review of Siddhartha

Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Author: Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner (Translator)
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3


In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life--the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom.