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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Rs. 2,490.00

T. E. Lawrence

 

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of T.E. Lawrence – also known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – of his service in the Arab Revolt during the First World War, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Although ‘continually and bitterly ashamed’ that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self-rule, Lawrence led them in a triumphant campaign that revolutionized the art of war. Seven Pillars of Wisdom recreates epic events with extraordinary vividness.

 

‘Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, Lawrence 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, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps

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However flawed, T.E. Lawrence is one of the twentieth century’s most fascinating figures. This is the greatest monument to his character and achievements, and formed the basis for the Oscar-winning film Lawrence of Arabia, staring Peter O’Toole and Alec Guinness. This edition includes maps, drawings by Eric Kennington, and index of place names and a preface by A.W. Lawrence.

 

About the Author

Thomas Edward Lawrence (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British author, archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia. He was educated at Jesus and Magdalen Colleges, Oxford. He was commissioned on the outbreak of the First World War and in 1917 was officially attached to the staff of the Hejaz expeditionary force, under General Wingate. After the war, Lawrence was an Advisor on Arab Affairs in the Middle Eastern Division of the Colonial Office. In 1927, embarrassed with the ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ legend, he changed his name by deed poll to Shaw’.

 

Book Specifications

Title: Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Author: T. E. Lawrence
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 700
Weight: 500g
Published Year: 1926
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 978-0141182766
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