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Siddhartha
by Hermann Hesse
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PublisherBantam Classics
Release Date1982-01-01 (added to CC 28 May 2014)
Amazon Sales Rank833
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.

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