Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Beautifully Reproduced World Classic - Special Edition Including Every Illustration
The definitive version of one of the greatest books ever written.Produced from the rare first edition, Apostrophe Books’ release of T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom has all the charm of the original, plus its 58 stunning pictures and maps.Published in 1935, Seven Pillars of Wisdom tells... show more
The definitive version of one of the greatest books ever written.Produced from the rare first edition, Apostrophe Books’ release of T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom has all the charm of the original, plus its 58 stunning pictures and maps.Published in 1935, Seven Pillars of Wisdom tells the story of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 through the eyes of the soldier who would book a place in history as the great Lawrence of Arabia."It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventure... it is unsurpassable" (Winston Churchill )"Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams" (E.M. Forster)"I am not much of a hero-worshipper but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world... It seems to me as certain of immortality as anything written in English for half a century" (John Buchan)"Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War" (Angus Calder)"Emotional and mythic" (Guardian)
Publish date: April 26th 2013
Publisher: Apostrophe Books
Pages no: 721
Edition language: English
I was aware before starting that this was a somewhat unreliable account of the exploits of Lawrence on the Eastern Front during WWI but the Introduction introduced such a level of scepticism that it tainted my reading; I was forever wondering what was true, what was exaggerated, what entirely fabric...
Finally, finally got around to reading this book. I wanted to ever since I first saw the film almost 20 years ago. It is a remarkable story told in much detail - and in very beautiful language. I'm not much interested in the strategic details, but I found Lawrence's descriptions of his own thought...