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.
"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)