Seven Years in Tibet book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Recounts how the author, an Austrian, escaped from an English. Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After is an autobiographical travel book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life . “One of the grandest and most incredible adventure stories I have ever read.” — The New York Times Book Review “First there is the incredibly adventurous.

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Editorial Reviews. Review. Originally published in , this adventure classic . The book ends with the Chinese conquest of Tibet – and so the start, I assume, of the wholesale dismantling of the rich historical Tibetan culture. Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Praise. “One of the grandest and most incredible adventure stories I have ever read.” —The New York Times Book Review “First there is the incredibly.

About this title Heinrich Harrer, already a famous mountaineer and Olympic ski champion, was caught by the outbreak of World War II while climbing the Himalyas. Being an Austrian, he was interned in India. On his third attempt, he succeeded in escaping from the internment camp and fled into Tibet. After a series of experiences in a country never crossed before by a Westerner, Harrer reached the Forbidden City of Lhasa. He stayed there for seven years, learned the language and acquired a greater understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans. He became friend and tutor to the young Dalai Lama and finally accompanied him into India when he was put to flight by the Red Chinese invasion. This film tie-in edition includes an epilogue from the author describing his return to Tibet in the s. Review: Originally published in , this adventure classic recounts Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's escape from a British internment camp in India, his daring trek across the Himalayas, and his happy sojourn in Tibet, then, as now, a remote land little visited by foreigners. Warmly welcomed, he eventually became tutor to the Dalai Lama, teenaged god-king of the theocratic nation. The author's vivid descriptions of Tibetan rites and customs capture its unique traditions before the Chinese invasion in , which prompted Harrer's departure. A epilogue details the genocidal havoc wrought over the past half-century. From the Publisher:.

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About Seven Years in Tibet 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. About Seven Years in Tibet Dramatized in a motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Seven Years in Tibet is the autobiographical account of a young Austrian adventurer and the escape from an internment camp that changed his life forever. Also by Heinrich Harrer.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. After escaping from the British, he and Aufschnaiter spent more than a year roaming the fringes of Tibet where local officials refused them permission to head towards Lhasa.


Finally they pretended to obey orders to leave; instead they fled eastwards, in the depth of winter, across the high plateau to Lhasa. Granted leave to stay, they soon made themselves useful. Aufschnaiter was commissioned to design a sewer system for Lhasa and Harrer surveyed the entire city.

Although a fervent admirer of Tibetan culture, Harrer's recollections were unsentimental. A fluent speaker of Tibetan, he had many friends in Lhasa and observed from within. His photographs, reproduced in Lost Lhasa , show ordinary Tibetans at prayer, work or play. Harrer criticised the monastic feudalism of Tibet, which, in his personal experience, stood in the way of reform: he also acknowledged the filth of everyday life.

Imagine Lhasa in the New Year celebrations when there were 25, Lhasans and 20, nomads as well as 25, monks. But he insisted that if the Dalai Lama had remained in an independent Tibet, "he would have made the changes anyway in spite of the monks".

Email Address. KIRKUS REVIEW 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. Email address: Please provide an email address.

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