Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a beautifully reproduced special edition
The definitive version of one of the greatest books ever written.
Produced from the rare first edition, Apostrophe Books’ release of T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom has all the charm of the original, plus its 58 stunning pictures and maps.
Published in 1935, Seven Pillars of Wisdom tells the story of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 through the eyes of the soldier who would book a place in history as the great Lawrence of Arabia.
Part autobiography, part military account, Churchill wrote of the masterpiece: “As a narrative of war and adventure… it is unsurpassable.”
“Apostrophe’s beautifully crafted ebook classics will please fans of old and new media alike.” – Dr Matthew Rubery, BA (Texas) PhD (Harvard), Reader in 19th-Century Literature
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“Some Englishmen, of whom Kitchener was chief, believed that a rebellion of Arabs against Turks would enable England, while fighting Germany, simultaneously to defeat her ally Turkey. Their knowledge of the nature and power and country of the Arabic-speaking peoples made them think that the issue of such a rebellion would be happy: and indicated its character and method. So they allowed it to begin, having obtained for it formal assurances of help from the British Government. Yet none the less the rebellion of the Sherif of Mecca came to most as a surprise, and found the allies unready. It aroused mixed feelings and made strong friends and strong enemies, amid whose clashing jealousies its affairs began to miscarry.”
“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 … It seems to me as certain of immortality as anything written in English for half a century.” - 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
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