The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar

by Paul Theroux


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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

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ISBN-13: 9780618658947
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 143,299
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.89(d)

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