Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

by Heinrich Harrer


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585427437
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/20/2009
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 92,378
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

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

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“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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