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Seven Years in Tibet

by Heinrich Harrer

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London: R. Hart-Davis, 1953. Hardcover. Good Condition. No dust jacket. Contents unmarked and uncreased. Bindings firm and tight, spine intact. A good used copy with no major flaws. Publisher's note: "In the summer of 1939, climber and Olympic ski champion Heinrich Harrer was in India when war was declared. He found himself a prisoner of the British and was interned at the POW camp at Dehra-Dun. With the Himalayas right in front of him the thought of escaping through the mountain passes was very attractive. With few possessions and little money, Harrar escaped in 1944 and succeeded in reaching Tibet only to discover that Tibetians did not welcome strangers. Eventually, after great hardship and some remarkable experiences, he reached the forbidden city of Lhasa where he became tutor and friend of the present Dalai Lama, who was then a child. Harrar left the country seven years later when the Red Chinese invasion forced the Dalai Lama to flee." 288 pp.. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; China--Tibet Autonomous Region; Travel; Harrer, Heinrich, 1912-2006; Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-; Escaped prisoners of war; Austria; Buddhism; Manners and customs; Add. Inventory No: 20221103ABX082003. .

Synopsis

Seven Years in Tibet is an autobiography written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951. The story takes place during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army moved into Tibet in 1950. It narrates the true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who successfully escaped his British captors in India in 1944 on the third attempt. His escape route led him across Tibet. In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, escaped captivity and made his way through the Himalayan passes to the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet and finally lived for years in Lhasa becoming a tutor to the Dalai Lama.  Seven Years in Tibet  was first published in Germany before being acquired by Dutton.

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Bookseller
Barnaby GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
20221103ABX082003
Title
Seven Years in Tibet
Author
Heinrich Harrer
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good Condition
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
R. Hart-Davis
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1953
Keywords
BZDB428 Travel & Places; China--Tibet Autonomous Region; Travel; Harrer, Heinrich, 1912-2006; Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-; Escaped prisoners of war; Austria; Buddhism; Manners and customs; Heinrich Harrer Seven Years in Tibet

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