Synopses & Reviews
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.
“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
About the Author
Heinrich Harrer (1912-2006) produced documentary films and founded a museum dedicated to Tibetan culture in Austria. Originally published in 1953, Seven Years in Tibet became his most widely known book, selling millions of copies worldwide and forming the basis of the 1997 movie.