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.”