Download Epub Format Í Paths of Glory PDF by Ø Jeffrey Archer This is a novel based on a historical event whose outcome is unknown George Mallory loved climbing mountains and he had a lifelong dream of climbing to the summit of Mt Everest 29,002 ft He also wanted to be the first man to do so He promised his wife he would only attempt the climb once and if it wasn t successful, he d be content to let that lover go Funded by the Royal Geographic Society of Great Britain, the first expedition led by Mallory in 1921 wasn t successful A few years later, in 1924, he led another expedition determined to be successful this time But, George Mallory and another climber didn t return to camp as scheduled after leaving to make the last part of the climb to the summit In fact, Mallory s body wasn t discovered until 1999 He died about 1500 The book is a fictional biography of the life of George Mallory.
As someone who has read a bit about Mt Everest, I knew the name, but didn t know much about his life He was British Tried to be the first to summit Everest but died in the process Some years later, his body was discovered to confirm that he had died on the mountain, but the mystery of whether he reached the top of world wasn t solved.
The book focuses on his point of view as a young boy to this death on Everest at the age of 37 He was born to climb as indicated, not just by his climbs of famous mountains, but climbing the facades of buildings at Cambridge, Venice and New York City.
I don t know how much is factual and how much is entirely made up I have no way of knowing and don t care I enjoyed the story right from the start I didn t want to put the book down but since I m a slow reader, had to.
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My second Jeffrey Archer and I liked it The first book I read by him was A Prisoner of Birth 3 stars and it was a retelling of Alexander Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo 4 stars Now this book is based on the life story of George Mallory 1886 1924 who was said to be the first human being who reached the top of Mt Everest in 1924 He and his friend Andrew Sandy Irving disappeared that year and were last seen 800 vertical feet from the summit Despite the many attempts prior, Mallory s body was only found in 1999 totally preserve in ice about 600 feet from the top Whether he reached the top or not is still being debated and investigated up to now If proven that he succeeded, he will unseat Sir Edmund Hillary 1919 2008.
Forget about the details of the mountain climbing though This book is not a historical account of the climb and feltlike the lo Although I enjoyed this book, as I do all Jeffrey Archer books, I was not compelled to read it every day It was almost a chore to sit down to read this so it could get back to the library on time Not my favourite of his.
This is a very enjoyable telling of George Mallory s story Throughout it all you are left with a sad feeling knowing that the outcome of his last attempt to conquer Mount Everest would be his death his body was finally found in 1999 This is a work of fiction based on a lot of historical facts, but obviously no one knows if he did actually conquer Everest I won t leave a spoiler by revealing whether or not he gets to the Summit in this book Something in me though says I believe he did make it to the summit Whatever is the truth there is no doubting what a remarkable man George Mallory was This book left me wanting to readabout George Mallory A very interesting element of the story was the whole discussion of an amateur expedition as I really liked this book It kept me anxious for whatever came next, and the book was like a magnet, keeping me glued onto its pages especially towards the thrilling end I remmeber staying up till three o clock in the morning this morning finishing the last page It was hard to understand because it seemed like there were many characters at once entering the page and the writing was sophisticated for me but I got used to it as I continued reading This book is a true story about an englishman named George Mallory, a born to be climber and daredevil if you ask me because he is not one to fear any height, and once set on a goal, he will always follow through THere were pages of heartbreak and a moment for silence for the lives lost in the story, and I could only understand through movies how Ruth Mallory, th
For once,he takes a real life event and gives it a fictional treatment.
Paths of Glory tells the story of George Mallory,who was once asked why he would want to climb a mountain.
He famously replied, because it s there.
Mallory s attempt to climb Everest when no one had yet reached the summit became the subject of much speculation in later years,after his frozen body was discovered near the summit in 1999.
Did he succeed or didn t he Archer s account of Mallory s expedition is very interesting.
7 stars rounded to 5 P Some People Have Dreams That Are So Magnificent That If They Were To Achieve Them, Their Place In History Would Be Guaranteed People Like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary And Neil Armstrong Their Unparalleled Success Has Made Their Stories Into LegendBut What If One Man Had Such A Dream, And Once He D Achieved It, There Was No Proof That He Had Fulfilled His Ambition Jeffrey Archer S New Novel, Paths of Glory, Is The Story Of Such A Man George Mallory Born In , He Was A Brilliant Student Who Became Part Of The Bloomsbury Group At Cambridge In The Early Twentieth Century And Served In The Royal Garrison Artillery During World War I After The War, He Married, Had Three Children, And Would Have Spent The Rest Of His Life As A Schoolteacher, But For His Love Of Mountain ClimbingMallory Once Told A Reporter That He Wanted To Climb Mt Everest, Because It Is There On His Third Try In , At Age Thirty Seven, He Was Last Seen Four Hundred Feet From The Top His Body Was Found In , And It Remains A Mystery Whether He And His Climbing Partner, Andrew Irvine, Ever Reached The SummitIn Fact, Not Until You Ve Turned The Last Page Of Archer S Extraordinary Novel Will You Be Able To Decide If George Mallory Should Be Added To That List Of Legends, While Another Name Would Have To Be Removed Paths of Glory Is Truly A Triumph This is not a book I would normally read but someone in my book club wanted to review it and I was lent a copy so I decided to give it a go I must say it surprised me I liked it a great deal I have never read Jeffery Archer before His writing is not flowery but crisp, fast paced and human I wasn t familiar with the story of George Mallroy, who made the first attempts to climb Everest Archer painted a picture of Mallroy as a man that was driven, honorable, loving, a climbers climber from the time he was a small child and self confident, perhaps to a fault But the real story and perhaps the one that kept me in was his relationship to his wife He wrote her every day when they were apart, even from a tent at the 40 below heights of Everest They had th