The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
Book DescriptionWith a new introduction by Robert Fisk, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an unusual and rich work. It encompasses an account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'. Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of this, his masterpiece. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099511786
(198mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. E. Lawrence
Mint, Paperback (August 2016)
Lawrence's own account of his experience after the Arab Revolt - when he joined the RAF under a new name
Great Writers on the Great War Revolt in the Desert, Paperback (March 2014)
TE Lawrence focused the Arab revolt against the Turks in 1916 and helped ensure victory for the Allies in the Middle East. This is his story.
Revolt in the Desert, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by T. E. Lawrence
This magnificent first-hand account of the period is now a classic of 20th century literature. Revolt in the Desert, the abridged and far more accessible edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1927.
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Author Biography - T. E. Lawrence
T.E. Lawrence was born on 16th August 1888 in Tremadog in Wales. He was one of five illegitimate children born to the Seventh Baron of Westmeath. He studied at Jesus College, Oxford where he became interested in the Middle East.He worked for British Intelligence during the First World War and fought with the Arab forces to defeat the Turks.His exploits earned him the title of 'Lawrence of Arabia' back in Britain.Her resigned in 1922 and sought anonymity in the RAF where he enlisted as John Hume Ross.He later changed his name by deed poll to T.E. Shaw. Shortly after retiring from the RAF, T.E. Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident on 19th May 1935.
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