When T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and his own role in it, T.E. Lawrence sealed his place in history and legend as Lawrence of Arabia. Widely regarded as the last great romantic war story and described by Winston Churchill as one of "the greatest books ever written in the English language," it conveys a world of wonders, written in the same committed fashion that Lawrence applied to his duties in Syria, this is a towering achievement of both autobiography and military history, as well as a first-rate adventure story, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a must read. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
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"It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language.As a narrative of war and adventure...it is unsurpassable" (Winston Churchill)
"Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, T. E. has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams" (E.M. Forster)
"I am not much of a hero-worshipper but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world" (John Buchan)
" Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War" (Angus Calder)
"Emotional and mythic" ( Guardian)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text
This is the first publication of Lawrence's earlier and fuller version of Seven Pillars, one third longer than the revised abridgement that he issued to subscribers in 1926, which is the text published for general circulation after his death. In addition to the two volumes of text there is a companion book of illustrations,152 pages, which includes the original colour portraits commissioned by Lawrence for the book, and a selection of his war photographs.
This first edition is limited to 752 sets. 80 sets have been bound in full goatskin, and are accompanied by a proof set of the Seven Pillars portraits, and a parallel-text showing intermediate and final texts of the Introduction.
A trade edition of the text is expected in 1999 or 2000.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140016961
Book Description Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140016961