Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer

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Read Seven Years in Tibet Online Free - 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.



Title : Seven Years in Tibet
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ISBN : 0874778883
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 330 pages


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Jeffrey rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2016

”Now the Living Buddha was approaching. He passed quite close to our window. The women stiffened in a deep obeisance and hardly dared to breathe. The crowd was frozen. Deeply moved we hid ourselves behind the women as if to protect ourselves from being drawn into the magic circle of his power. We...


Andrei rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2016

Trebuie să-i contrazic pe cei ce spun că singura modalitate de a călători în toată lumea e aceea de a te folosi de un mijloc modern de transport ori pur şi simplu aceea de a merge pe jos. Nu! O carte -obiectul acela palpabil- te poate duce dincolo de hotarele imaginaţiei. Poţi călători în timp, c...


Lynne rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2013

This is a book that I bought way back in 1990. It was an excellent travel book and I purchased it because of my enjoyment of reading about life in Tibet (it always struck me as such an exotic place) and I was also very influenced by Buddhism at the time. It was so sad about the situation with Chi...


Joselito Honestly rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2010

I bought my copy of this book from a thrift shop last 27 January 2010. Handwritten on its first inside page is the former owner's name followed by: "23 Jan 1999 "Los Angeles "California "7:00 pm." I suspect he (or she?) was a Tibetan. It's typical of these religious and superstitious people to ascrib...


Chiara rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2016

Dovremmo leggere tutti Sette anni nel Tibet "Nel giallo tremolio delle molte lampade le figure di burro sembravano acquistare vita. Strane corolle chinavano le testine in un immaginario alito di vento, pieghe di seriche vesti si muovevano frusciando, una maschera di demone torceva la bocca. Poi il...


Nancy rated it ★★★★☆

November 02, 2015

Absolutely fascinating; it's a pity the prose was on the pedestrian side. One wonders what a Patrick Leigh Fermor or an Eric Newby would have made of the same material.


AndrewP rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2015

First off let me say that the writing of this book is nothing spectacular, it's adequate for this type of book and gets all the facts across without lots of embellishment. However, the content is an amazing travelogue of Heinrich Harrier's journey through Tibet and his eventual friendship with h...


Daniel rated it ★★★★☆

December 01, 2014

I read this book in fits and starts between breaks in class. Restlessness has been the case for me lately. Perhaps the cure is travel books like these. Books that are easy to pick up, put down, and pick up again. The book made no grand promises-- instead the author proposed to give me his notes p...


Linh rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2016

Bản tiếng Việt (lấy tên Vùng đất thiêng Tây Tạng) cắt hết các đoạn nói về cuộc xâm lăng của Trung Quốc cũng như các tàn phá Tây Tạng sau đó, haizz


Chrissie rated it ★★★☆☆

May 22, 2012

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 fro...





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