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The great railway bazaar. By train through Asia.

THEROUX, PAUL

ISBN 10: 0395207088 / ISBN 13: 9780395207086
Edité par Houghton Mifflin Co., 1972
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342 pages, map endpapers, cloth, book plate on half title, very good. N° de réf. du libraire 8419

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Titre : The great railway bazaar. By train through ...

Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Co.

Date d'édition : 1972

Reliure : Hard Cover

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The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes - the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto and the Trans-Siberian Express - it describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel.

About the Author:

Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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