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Siddharta: An Indian Tale

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Authors Ralph Freedman, H Hesse, Hermann Hesse, J Neugroschel, Joachim Neugroschel
Assisted by Joachim Neugroschel (Translation)
Publisher Penguin Books USA
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 15.01.1999
EAN 9780141181233
ISBN 978-0-14-118123-3
Dimensions 130 mm x 198 mm x 10 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Penguin Classics
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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