This classic of 20th century literature is one of the most famous examples of the West's fascination with Indian culture & particularly Buddhistic philosophy. Hesse tells the story of Siddhartha, a Brahmin on a quest for self-discovery. A beautifully bound deluxe hardback edition incorporates the acclaimed Hilda Rosner translation, an extended essay on Hesse's life and legacy and the creation of Siddhartha, and other features, making this a true collectors' item