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Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer
Seven Years in Tibet
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780874778885 (0874778883)
Publisher: Tarcher
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
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Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
3.0 Seven Years in Tibet
Heinrich Harrer, the author of this book, was a mountaineer and an adventurer. He was the first to climb the North Face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. He did this int the 1930s. This book, originally published in 1953, is an adventure classic that recounts Heinrich Harrer's 1943 escape from...
anneconelly
anneconelly rated it
4.0 Seven Years in Tibet
I'm still under great influence after reading this book, it's really inspirational and moving. Harrer has created a deep character description, he's dynamic, changing all the time, finding and challenging himself. It is full of hear warming anecdotes. I highly recommend it! I'm a great enthusiast of...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
A fascinating story, although I had a little trouble getting through it. I don't remember why.
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