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    Seven Years in Tibet (Paperback) By (author) Heinrich Harrer, Translated by Richard Graves

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    DescriptionA landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer's escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling in Lhasa, the Forbidden City, where he became a friend and tutor to the Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer spent seven years gaining a more profound understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans than any Westerner before him. More recently made into a film starring Brad Pitt, Seven Years in Tibet is a stunning story of incredible courage and self-reliance by one of the twentieth century's best travel writers.


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    Title
    Seven Years in Tibet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heinrich Harrer, Translated by Richard Graves
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 230 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780586087077
    ISBN 10: 0586087079
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPCT
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    LC classification: DS786
    BIC subject category V2: WSZG
    Libri: B-090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000, REL007050, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPCT
    BISAC V2.8: REL007010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 951.5042092
    Thema V1.0: QRAX, DNBH, NHF, QRFB21, QRF
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Flamingo
    Publication date
    17 November 1988
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912 in Carinthia. His skiing prowess won him a place in the 1936 Austrian Olympic team. He was part of the team that first scaled the notorious North Face of the Eiger in 1938, an adventure recounted in his book The White Spider. He died in 2006.
    Review quote
    'It deserves its place among the few great travel stories of our times.' The Times 'This is an absorbing and remarkable travel tale that also gives unparalleled accounts of the life and customs of an inaccessible region.' Sunday Times 'Few adventurers in this century have had the combined luck and hardihood to return with such news as this. Fewer still have rendered it so powerfully unadorned.' Times Literary Supplement 'Some books, like some mountains, are lonely and unrivalled peaks. This is one of them.' Economist
    Review text
    Tibet is a strange and wonderful land and Heinrich Harrer's record of his seven years spent there make a strange and wonderful story, a blend of personal adventure and interpretation of the mysticism and beauty, Harrer, a German, was interned by the British in a prison camp in India at the outbreak of war. His escape was relatively simple, as he writes it; he chose Tibet as his route of flight, intending to reach Japanese lines and rom there be returned to the German forces. He reached Lhasa, forbidden city of Tibet, and was so intrigued by the way of life that he stayed, putting his many talents to constructive use. Harsh weather- barriers against foreigners- all were overcome, and he became tutor to the Dalai Lama and enjoyed a rare relationship with this highest dignitary. Psychologically, the story is unique, as a rather arrogant member of the "Master Race" is won to the simple ways of a peace loving people, is deflected from his desire to fight for Fascism and concludes with a plea for understanding of his adopted, country Tibet. This is more than a first rate adventure story. (Kirkus Reviews)