Paths of Glory (novel)

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Paths of Glory
Paths of glory novel cover.jpg
Author Jeffrey Archer
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication date
3 March 2009
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 466
ISBN 978-0-312-53951-1
OCLC 243544580
823/.914 22
LC Class PR6051.R285 P38 2009

Paths of Glory is a novel by English author Jeffrey Archer based on the story of George Mallory. It was published by St. Martin's Press on 3 March 2009. It claims that George Mallory, an Englishman, was the first to conquer Mount Everest — before Sir Edmund Hillary.





The novel caused a controversy in New Zealand, with major newspaper The Dominion Post calling it an insult to Sir Edmund Hillary.[1]

The novel contains several significant factual errors, one of the most obvious being that the Grands Mulets mountain hut could be observed from Courmayeur.


  1. ^ "Jeffrey Archer's insult to Sir Ed".