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Siddhartha by  Hermann; translated by Hilda Rosner Hesse - Hardcover - Reprint - 1964 - from Bookworks MWABA, IOBA (SKU: u0767)


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by Hesse, Hermann; translated by Hilda Rosner

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New York: New Directions, 1964. Second or third clothbound printing of the classic novel of enlightenment. Undated, but about 1964, the date of the publisher's incorporation. Fourth (at least) and later printings are stated; this copy has no statement of printing but includes the publisher's ZIP code and notes it's published by the New Directions Publishing Corporation; the photographer is mentioned on the copyright page; the slipcase is paper-covered, rather than the earliest state with a cloth-covered slipcase & paper label pasted on; the title page is in the older format with the publisher's device; there is no half-title page; the book is in a smaller format than fourth & later printings, which were re-set in fewer larger pages. Hardcover in slipcase, as pictured. Light wear to book, spine titling a bit dulled; slipcase lightly rubbed. Text clean; [4], 153 pages.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Small Octavo.


Hesse's famous and influential novel, Siddartha , is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. This new translation by award-winning translator Joachim Neugroschel includes an introduction by Hesse biographer Ralph Freedman.


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Bookworks MWABA, IOBA US (US)
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Hesse, Hermann; translated by Hilda Rosner
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
New Directions
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Fiction, Literature, Buddhism, Spirituality, Self-Discovery, Enlightenment, Satori
Small Octavo

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