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Publisher Comments:

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed.  People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong—their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend.  But what if one man had such a dream, and once hed achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

Jeffrey Archers new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man—George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing.

Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, “because it is there.” On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit.

In fact, not until youve turned the last page of Archers extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed.  Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

Synopsis:

Following up his most successful novel in ten years, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer delivers the sweeping story of a legendary man.

About the Author

JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons, fourteen years in the House of Lords, and two in Her Majesty’s prisons. All of his novels and short story collections--including A Prisoner of Birth, False Impression, and Sons of Fortune--have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two children and lives in London and Cambridge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427206237
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Allam, Roger
Read:
Allam, Roger
Author:
Archer, Jeffrey
Author:
Allam, Roger
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Abridged
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20090303
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 CDs; 6 hours
Dimensions:
5.79 x 5.27 x 0.775 in
Media Run Time:
360

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Following up his most successful novel in ten years, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer delivers the sweeping story of a legendary man.

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