Into the Silence

Into the Silence The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

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Synopsis

WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

A monumental work of history, biography and adventure - the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest

'The price of life is death'

For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but 'a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day'. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive.

While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war. In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099563839
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.522092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1567
Number of pages: 655
Weight: 688g
Height: 216mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 43mm