Siddhartha is a short novel of a young prince who abandons his life of luxury against the will of his father and begins a serious quest for the meaning of life. He wanders the country and lives in the forests with mystics and others who teach him things.
Essentially this is the story of the Buddha - his quest for truth, realization and enlightenment. This book is very charming and easy to read.
last update: March 24, 2007