Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha is a literary classic. It continues to be the most popular of the many novels by the prolific Nobel Prize laureate. The touching story of one man's search for the meaning of life, for enlightenment and knowledge is related with a graceful simplicity that is common only to great literature.
From the original German, Siddhartha has been translated into most of the world's languages and has enjoyed great success. Hesse's style of writing - clear, straightforward and direct - has made the tale of Siddhartha's search for truth and wisdom accessible to a wide variety of readers around the globe.
To assist students, scholars and others who might be interested in a better understanding of Hesse's elegantly simple prose, this bilingual edition has been assembled with the English translation mirroring the German text paragraph by paragraph. Those familiar with both languages will appreciate the opportunity to read this great work in both languages and will surely marvel at the directness with which Hermann Hesse's German translates into English. Those not familiar with both languages will be surprised at how very similar the two languages are. Those wishing to improve their own language skills, in either language, could hardly choose a better example of fine writing than that of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.