Robert Byron The Road to Oxiana

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The Road to Oxiana

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"A brilliantly-wrought expression of a thoroughly modern sensibility, a portrait of an accidental man adrift between frontiers" ( New York Review of Books)

" The Road to Oxiana is part travelogue, part aesthetic manifesto and part social observation; it remains the most thoroughly readable of all books. And Byron is the ideal companion, witty, charming, irascible, and content to leave and be left alone" ( The Times)

" The Road to Oxiana is an informed, somewhat high-flown account of the early Islamic architecture of Persia and Afghanistan wrapped in a comic narrative that ensured a far wider readership... Funny, didactic and biting, Byron's masterpiece transports us across the world and, better still, across the decades to splendidly alien lands" ( Independent)

"My favourite travel book is Robert Byron's The Road To Oxiana, which started a new wave of travel writing. I took it on my first trip to Iran. I always take books about the places I'm visiting: I sat in a ruined mosque now populated by sheep and read Byron's wonderful descriptions of it. I think that sowed a seed for the Travel Bookshop" (Sarah Anderson, founder of The Travel Bookshop)

"I love literary travel books and this is the best one in the English language. Scholarly, eccentric and wildly opinionated" (Tudor Parfitt Geographical)

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A real-life adventure that inspired countless travellers in fact and fiction, the Penguin Classics edition of Robert Byron's The Road to Oxiana includes an introduction by Colin Thubron. In 1933 Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. The Road to Oxiana offers not only a wonderful record of his adventures, but also a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travelers. Robert Byron (1905-41) was born in 1905, and educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford. He died during the Second World War, when the ship he was serving on was torpedoed by a U-Boat off Cape Wrath. Byron's The Road to Oxiana is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. If you enjoyed The Road to Oxiana you might like Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle, also available in Penguin Classics. 'The greatest of all pre-war travel books'William Dalrymple 'What Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what 'The Waste Land' is to poetry, The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book'Paul Fussell 'In any list of the great travel books of the 20th century, Robert Byron's account of his travels in Persia and Afghanistan, The Road to Oxiana, must be put somewhere near the very top'Telegraph

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Description du livre Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. État : New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A real-life adventure that inspired countless travellers in fact and fiction, the Penguin Classics edition of Robert Byron s The Road to Oxiana includes an introduction by Colin Thubron. In 1933 Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. The Road to Oxiana offers not only a wonderful record of his adventures, but also a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travelers. Robert Byron (1905-41) was born in 1905, and educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford. He died during the Second World War, when the ship he was serving on was torpedoed by a U-Boat off Cape Wrath. Byron s The Road to Oxiana is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. If you enjoyed The Road to Oxiana you might like Charles Darwin s The Voyage of the Beagle, also available in Penguin Classics. The greatest of all pre-war travel books William Dalrymple What Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry, The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book Paul Fussell In any list of the great travel books of the 20th century, Robert Byron s account of his travels in Persia and Afghanistan, The Road to Oxiana, must be put somewhere near the very top Telegraph. N° de réf. du libraire APG9780141442099

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Description du livre Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. État : New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A real-life adventure that inspired countless travellers in fact and fiction, the Penguin Classics edition of Robert Byron s The Road to Oxiana includes an introduction by Colin Thubron. In 1933 Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. The Road to Oxiana offers not only a wonderful record of his adventures, but also a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travelers. Robert Byron (1905-41) was born in 1905, and educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford. He died during the Second World War, when the ship he was serving on was torpedoed by a U-Boat off Cape Wrath. Byron s The Road to Oxiana is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. If you enjoyed The Road to Oxiana you might like Charles Darwin s The Voyage of the Beagle, also available in Penguin Classics. The greatest of all pre-war travel books William Dalrymple What Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry, The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book Paul Fussell In any list of the great travel books of the 20th century, Robert Byron s account of his travels in Persia and Afghanistan, The Road to Oxiana, must be put somewhere near the very top Telegraph. N° de réf. du libraire APG9780141442099

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Description du livre Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. État : new. BRAND NEW, The Road to Oxiana, Robert Byron, Colin Thubron, A real-life adventure that inspired countless travellers in fact and fiction, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Robert Byron's "The Road to Oxiana" includes an introduction by Colin Thubron. In 1933 Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. "The Road to Oxiana" offers not only a wonderful record of his adventures, but also a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travelers. Robert Byron (1905-41) was born in 1905, and educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford. He died during the Second World War, when the ship he was serving on was torpedoed by a U-Boat off Cape Wrath. Byron's "The Road to Oxiana" is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. If you enjoyed "The Road to Oxiana" you might like Charles Darwin's "The Voyage of the Beagle", also available in "Penguin Classics". "The greatest of all pre-war travel books". (William Dalrymple). "What "Ulysses" is to the novel between the wars, and what "The Waste Land" is to poetry, "The Road to Oxiana" is to the travel book". (Paul Fussell). "In any list of the great travel books of the 20th century, Robert Byron's account of his travels in Persia and Afghanistan, "The Road to Oxiana", must be put somewhere near the very top". ("Telegraph"). N° de réf. du libraire B9780141442099

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Description du livre Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. État : New. 2007. Paperback. In 1933, the author began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. In this title, he presents a record of his adventures. Num Pages: 368 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1FB; 1FC; 3JJG; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 199 x 26. Weight in Grams: 276. . . . . . . N° de réf. du libraire V9780141442099

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Description du livre Penguin Books Ltd. État : New. 2007. Paperback. In 1933, the author began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. In this title, he presents a record of his adventures. Num Pages: 368 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1FB; 1FC; 3JJG; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 199 x 26. Weight in Grams: 276. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. N° de réf. du libraire V9780141442099

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