Far, Far the Mountain Peak

Far, Far the Mountain Peak

Far Far the Mountain Peak Far Far the Mountain Peak is a portrayal of twenty years in the life of Peter Savage British civil servant and mountaineer A man of ruthless will and ambition from his Cambridge days to his time of

  • Title: Far, Far the Mountain Peak
  • Author: John Masters
  • ISBN: 9780718101329
  • Page: 370
  • Format: None
  • Far, Far the Mountain Peak is a portrayal of twenty years in the life of Peter Savage, British civil servant and mountaineer A man of ruthless will and ambition from his Cambridge days to his time of near glory in India, Peter Savage is determined to reach the top and his motto is at all costs Talented, brilliant, lonely, he wins the love of a woman who both understandFar, Far the Mountain Peak is a portrayal of twenty years in the life of Peter Savage, British civil servant and mountaineer A man of ruthless will and ambition from his Cambridge days to his time of near glory in India, Peter Savage is determined to reach the top and his motto is at all costs Talented, brilliant, lonely, he wins the love of a woman who both understands and fears him, and he enjoys the loyalty and friendship of an English peer and Indian patriot.But this life and career are cold bloodedly plotted so that the people close to him are essential to his design for fame and greatness, and he is indifferent to his destructive effect on them as human beings.A tragic revelation of his own false values is the turning point of his own life, and how he finds his way to self redemption is the magnificent climax of the novel.

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      Published :2020-01-16T17:47:44+00:00

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    It's a re-read. The first time around, in the early 90's, it spoke to me mostly about a love for mountains and about the sacrifices dedicated climbers have to make in order to get on top of the world. Thirty years later, it still speaks to me about the author's love of mountains, and I still consider the novel to be John Masters' best, yet my perceptions have subtly shifted towards more universal and personal issues: the concept of "will to power" , the role of the so-called "ubermensch" in shap [...]

    This actually held up pretty well, though I don't think I found it as gripping as I did on early reading. Might be due to the fact that in spite of my last reading of it being some decades ago, I remembered it quite well.

    I'm not sure this book deserves 5 stars in a literary sense, but I enjoyed it a lot. Peter Savage is a compelling character, extremely well drawn, and many of the other characters are also very well done.

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