My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel
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My Journey to Lhasa
By Alexandra David-Neel

My Journey to Lhasa

The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City

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My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel

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Originally published in 1927 by Harper and Brothers, this book is the culmination of more than twenty years of Madame Alexandra David-Neel's intensive study and daring adventure in mysterious territories of the East. In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World. With the help of her young companion, Yongden, she willingly suffered the primitive travel conditions, frequent outbreaks of disease, the ever-present danger of border control and the military to reach her goal. The determination and sheer physical fortitude it took for this woman, delicately reared in Paris and Brussels, is inspiration for men and women alike. David-Neel is famous for being the first Western woman to have been received by any Dalai Lama and as a passionate scholar and explorer of Asia, her's is one of the most remarkable of all travellers' tales.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060596552
ISBN-10: 0060596554
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alexandra David-Neel

An indomitable traveler, singer, journalist, and religious adept, Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969) was awarded a Gold Medal by the Geographical Society of Paris and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

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