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Old Ugly Face

(1938)
A novel by

 
 
Old Ugly Face is the nickname of a Tibetan lama, the Ringding Gelong Lama Lopsang Pun, an ascetic with an infectious laugh, a penchant for flogging sin out of wayward monks, and the power to overcome all obstacles in his way. This is the second novel dealing with Old Ugly Face s effort to protect Tibetan religious traditions from Russian, Japanese, and Chinese intrigue just prior to World War II, a sequel to the novel The Thunder Dragon Gate.

It also continues the story of Elsa Burbage and her husband Tom Grayne, whom she left behind in a Tibe-tan cave to return to Darjeeling to have their child. The child was born, however, at 17,000 feet in the Himalayas during a blizzard, yet made it through that ordeal only to die after arriving safely in India. Elsa wishes to return to Tom, and persuades the American adventurer Andrew Gunning the man who brought her out of Tibet to let her join him in his clandestine journey back to Tom.

This fast-paced adventure novel by Talbot Mundy is one of the greatest novels ever written of the rigors and tests of the spiritual path. It is Mundy at his best.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Ugly-Face
Author(s): Talbot Mundy
ISBN: 1-4840-6123-3 / 978-1-4840-6123-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Old Ugly-face (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Talbot Mundy
ISBN: 1-4387-9147-X / 978-1-4387-9147-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Ugly Face
Author(s): Talbot Mundy
ISBN: 0-89804-203-8 / 978-0-89804-203-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ariel Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Old-Ugly Face
Author(s): Talbot Mundy
Publisher: Ktoczyta.pl
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September 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Old Ugly Face
Author(s): Talbot Mundy
Publisher: Ariel Press
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