Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553208849, 160pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 1981
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.
Hilda Rosner contributed to The Journey to the East from Picador.