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  Siddhartha No living English-speaking actor outshines Derek Jacobi, nor any audiobook reader for that matter. He sings, rather than speaks, with extraordinary lyricism, expressiveness and depth. Here he interprets the justly famed mystical novel by Nobelist Hermann Hesse. The title character, a contemporary of... Read more

  Steppenwolf General Fiction Large Print Edition Steppenwolf is the profoundly memorable and affecting story of Harry Heller which embodies one of Hesses most personally felt themes the wrenching conflict between the needs of the flesh and of the spirit. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, Hermann... Read more

  The Glass Bead Game Final novel by Hermann Hesse, published in two volumes in 1943 in German as Das Glasperlenspiel, and sometimes translated as Magister Ludi. The book is an intricate bildungsroman about humanity's eternal quest for enlightenment and for synthesis of the intellectual and the participatory life. Set in... Read more

  Narcissus and Goldmund Hesse's novel of two medieval men, one quietly content with his religion and monastic life, the other in fervent search of more worldly salvation. This conflict between flesh and spirit, between emotional and contemplative man, was a life study for Hesse. It is a theme that transcends all time. The... Read more

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    ClassicNotes: Siddhartha - Full summary and analysis of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, message board, quiz and background information.

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