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Seven Years in Tibet Paperback - 2009

by Heinrich Harrer

The astonishing adventure classic aboutlife in Tibet just before the ChineseCommunist takeover is now repackagedfor a new generation of readers.

In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide,Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the firstEuropeans ever to enter Tibet and encounter the Dalai Lama.


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

The astonishing adventure classic about life in Tibet just before the Chinese Communist takeover is now repackaged for a new generation of readers.

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 and encounter the Dalai Lama.

From the publisher

The astonishing adventure classic about life in Tibet just before the Chinese Communist takeover is now repackaged for a new generation of readers. 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 and encounter the Dalai Lama.

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. 


Details

  • Title Seven Years in Tibet
  • Author Heinrich Harrer
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 368
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Tarcherperigee, New York
  • Date 2009-08-20
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Illustrated, Maps, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9781585427437 / 1585427438
  • Weight 0.54 lbs (0.24 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.04 x 5.06 x 0.95 in (17.88 x 12.85 x 2.41 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Asian - General
    • Religious Orientation: Buddhist
  • Library of Congress subjects Harrer, Heinrich, Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

Media reviews

"One of the grandest and most incredible adventurestories I have ever read."
-Santha Rama Rau, The New York Times Book Review

"First there is the incredibly adventurous twenty-onemonthtrek across rugged mountain and desolate plainto the mysterious heartland of Tibet; then the fascinatingpicture, rich in amazing detail, of life in Lhasa. . . .Final chapters draw an intimate portrait of the youthfulDalai Lama."
-The Atlantic Monthly

About the author

Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912, in Carinthia. Following his adventures in Tibet, he participated in many mountaineering expeditions and wrote numerous books. Harrer currently resides in Liechtenstein.
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