Paths of Glory (Archer novel)

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Paths of Glory
Paths of glory novel cover.jpg
AuthorJeffrey Archer
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Publication date
3 March 2009
Media typePrint (hardcover)
823/.914 22
LC ClassPR6051.R285 P38 2009

Paths of Glory is a novel by English author Jeffrey Archer based on the story of George Mallory who died attempting to climb Everest in the 1920s. It was published by St. Martin's Press on 3 March 2009. It fictionally supports the 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.