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Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet
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Seven Years in Tibet Paperback - 1997 - 1st Edition

by Heinrich Harrer

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  • Title Seven Years in Tibet
  • Author Heinrich Harrer
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition number 1st
  • Edition 1
  • Condition Used - Very Good
  • Pages 329
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Tarcher, New York
  • Date 1997-08-25
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Bookseller's Inventory # WAL-S-1b-01395
  • ISBN 9780874778885 / 0874778883
  • Weight 0.83 lbs (0.38 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.4 x 5.48 x 0.94 in (21.34 x 13.92 x 2.39 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Library of Congress subjects Tibet (China) - Description and travel, Harrer, Heinrich
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

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About this book

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.

Summary

In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter. Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer.

First Edition Identification

Dutton New York published a 1st edition, 1st print in 1954 as a hardcover. Publisher's salmon-colored cloth with black Tibetan image on front cover and lettered in black on the spine. Illustrated with 40 pages of photographs. The original dust jacket features a picture of Tibetan monks and a $5.00. The Book of the Month Club edition published shortly after the first edition does not have the $5.00 price stamp. 


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