Seven Years in Tibet [NOOK Book]

Overview

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...
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Seven Years in Tibet

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Overview

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.


The true story of Austrian explorer Heinrich Harrer in the Forbidden City of Lhasa.

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What People Are Saying

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“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 twenty-onemonth trek across rugged mountain and desolate plain to the mysterious heartland of Tibet; then the fascinating picture, rich in amazing detail, of life in Lhasa. . . . Final chapters draw an intimate portrait of the youthful Dalai Lama.”
The Atlantic Monthly
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101135563
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/20/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 43,424
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Introduction Preface
1. Internment
2. Escape
3. Into Tibet
4. The Village of Happiness
5. On the Move
6. The Worst Trek of All
7. The Forbidden City
8. Calm Waters
9. Asylum Granted
10. Life in Lhasa - I
11. Life in Lhasa - II
12. An Attempted Coup d'Etat
13. Commissions from the Government
14. Tibet Prepares for Trouble
15. Tutor to the Dalai Lama
16. Tibet Is Invaded
17. I Leave Tibet Epilogue: 1996

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    7 Years in Tibet

    7 Years in Tibet tells the story of a daring escape from a British prison camp and the hardships of a journey into the Tibetan interior. Heinrich Harrer, a fugitive from the law, travels across the barren plains and high mountain passes of Tibet with one goal in mind, to reach the forbidden city of Lahsa. This is because he cannot be arrested in Lahsa. One Heinrich reaches Lahsa he meets many people, and also becomes a friend of the Dalai Lama. Heinrich spends hours talking to the Dalai Lama and teaching him about things in the outside world. Heinrich resides in Lahsa until Word War two is over. Once he is safe from capture he returs to his home in Austria.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

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    finally read this and wow!

    What an amazing story! I sometimes question the authenticity of this story since the hardships portrayed seem like no-win situations. Either way, what a great adventure novel and imagine escaping from a war prison and end up meeting the Incarnation of Buddha! Nuts!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Enlightening

    This book covers a life that no longer exists in Tibet since it was taken over by China. Excellently written view into the past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    Read the book, then see the movie

    A rich depiction of a fascinating journey during a dangerous time. Most enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2001

    Perfectly Wonderful

    Seven Years In Tibet is a marvelous book depicting the struggles of Heinrich Harrer and how he finally reached the Forbidden City of Lhasa. It was amazing to read how different Tibet was from the rest of the world and how it was able to retain such mystery and uniqueness. What makes it better is: it is a true story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2000

    One of the BEST books I've ever read!

    I read this this novel for my 5-themes novel project and it was great. This novel is about the country of Tibet durring and after World War Two until the chineese invation in 1952. The story also describes the lifestyle of the Tibetian people durring that time and their complex, Buddist faith. I highly recomend this book to everyone.

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