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Seven Years in Tibet (Paperback, Reissue) Loot Price: R147
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Seven Years in Tibet (Paperback, Reissue)

Heinrich Harrer; Translated by Richard Graves

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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)
This adventure story is also the biography of Heinrich Harrer, already a famous mountaineer and Olympic ski champion when he was caught by the outbreak of the World War II while climbing in the Himalayas.;Being an Austrian he was interned in India but succeeded in escaping into Tibet. After a series of experiences in a country never before crossed by a Westerner he reached the forbidden city of Lhasa. He stayed there for seven years, learned the language and acquired an understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans.;He became the friend and tutor of the young Dalai Lama and finally accompanied him into India when he was put to flight by the Red Chinese invasion.;As a mountaineer Heinrich Harrer was a member of the party which successfully ascended the North Wall of the Eiger in 1938.


Imprint: Flamingo
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 1988
Authors: Heinrich Harrer
Translators: Richard Graves
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 293
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-586-08707-7
Languages: English
Subtitles: German
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday
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Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
LSN: 0-586-08707-9
Barcode: 9780586087077

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