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Siddhartha: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553208849
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1981


Although it is never the wrong time for a classic, the beginning of a new year brings a sense of one chapter ending and another beginning. This recognition of the necessity of changes, departures, and returns is what has always most toughed me about Siddhartha's journey through these pages.
It is not a lengthy or difficult read, but this is one of the books I find unearthing again from time to time, always finding a new experience or question of mine reflected or clarified by Hesse. This isn't the fancy sports car -- but it's a story you can really put some miles on.