Seven Pillars of Wisdom remains, like its enigmatic creator brilliant and controversial. One of the major statements about fighting experience of the First World War, it describes the revolt in Arabia against the Turks, as it appeared to an Englishman who took part. Around this chronicle Lawrence has strung together an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions and philosophies, emotions, adventures and dreams, recreating epic events with extraordinary vividness.
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This is the exciting and highly literate story of the real Lawrence of Arabia, as written by Lawrence himself, who helped unify Arab factions against the occupying Turkish army, circa World War I. Lawrence has a novelist's eye for detail, a poet's command of the language, an adventurer's heart, a soldier's great story, and his memory and intellect are at least as good as all those. Lawrence describes the famous guerrilla raids, and train bombings you know from the movie, but also tells of the Arab people and politics with great penetration. Moreover, he is witty, always aware of the ethical tightrope that the English walked in the Middle East and always willing to include himself in his own withering insight.From the Publisher:
The monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence's place in history as "Lawrence of Arabia." Not only a consummate military history, but also a colorful epic and a lyrical exploration of the mind of a great man who helped shape the Middle East as it exists today.
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Descripción New Orchard Editions, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_198101527
Descripción New Orchard Editions, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_206543760
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Descripción New Orchard Books, Poole, 1986. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Thus. SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. a triumph. T. E. Lawrence. New Orchard Editions, Poole. 1986 First Thus. ISBN 1850790310 672pp Hardback Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. Charles Hill has called the Seven Pillars "a novel travelling under the cover of autobiography," capturing Lawrence's highly personal version of the historical events described in the book. The title comes from the Book of Proverbs, 9:1: "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars". Prior to the First World War, Lawrence had begun work on a scholarly book about seven great cities of the Middle East, to be titled Seven Pillars of Wisdom. When war broke out, it was still incomplete and Lawrence stated that he ultimately destroyed the manuscript. Later, during the Arab Revolt of 1917 - 1918, Lawrence based his operations in Wadi Rum (now a part of Jordan), and one of the more impressive rock formations in the area was named by Lawrence "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom". In the end, Lawrence decided to use this evocative title for the memoirs he penned in the aftermath of the war. This edition includes the detailed prefaces and synopsis, plus the author's manuscript notes. Please note this is a heavy book weighing in at 1.6 Kilos so overseas shipping rates will need to be quoted. Ref W1 Size: 672pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 006781
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