Written and published in German in 1922, this simple and lyrical tale of a young man's path to enlightenment wasn't translated into English until the 1950's. It deeply influenced the spiritual movements of the 1960's, including the New Age movement. The name Siddhartha means one who has attained his goal or, every wish fulfilled. The mythical journey of Siddhartha, during the time of the Great Buddha, has served as a guide and inspiration to generations of seekers whose goal has been the attainment of Enlightement. Siddhartha treads paths we are all familiar with; faithful child, rebellious son, successful businessman, passionate lover, and finally, Wisdom, and Oneness with the river of Life. Come with Siddhartha on his journey.... through thickets, and gardens, fields of grain and along the river. It is a soul journey that will remain with you always.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.