Set in ancient India, Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha follows the spiritual journey of a young man who leaves his family home and meets the Buddha. It’s an exploration of both Buddhist philosophy and individual morality.  This book charts a quest from ascetic simplicity to worldly luxury and back again.

While he draws on the Buddha’s teachings, Siddhartha ultimately forges his own path.  He creates a personal philosophy that has fascinated readers for nearly a century.


Siddhartha is considered one the most influential works written by Hesse.  Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and a classic of 20th century literature.

“The spiritual maturity of a boy into manhood. A classic.”

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