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Who is the translator of the Siddhartha eText available through eNotes

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awasil | Honors

Posted May 17, 2010 at 4:42 PM via web

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Who is the translator of the Siddhartha eText available through eNotes

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Chris Curtis | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 7, 2013 at 1:17 AM (Answer #1)

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After a quick once over, it appears that the e-text version of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse that is available on enotes is the very same version published by Prestwick House in their Touchstone Classics series. This makes sense as the lesson plans that are available on enotes are the ones published by Prestwick House.


The Touchstone text was translated and edited by M.A. Roberts and later revised and edited again in 2007 due to a great abundance of errors left by the original editor. 


This current version is, in my opinion, now comparable in quality to the popular Bantam edition. If I am correct, and this is the correct text, it can be purchased from Prestwick House for about $4.00.

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