The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia

The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia

Paperback Penguin Modern Classics

By (author) Paul Theroux, Foreword by Paul Theroux

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 23mm | 292g
  • Publication date: 27 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141189142
  • ISBN 13: 9780141189147
  • Illustrations note: 1 map
  • Sales rank: 10,543

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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.

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Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States. His many books include Picture Palace, which won the 1978 Whitbread Literary Award; The Mosquito Coast, which was also made into a feature film; Riding the Iron Rooster, which won the 1988 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; The Pillars of Hercules, shortlisted for the 1996 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; My Other Life: A Novel, Kowloon Tong, Sir Vidia's Shadow, Fresh-air Fiend and Hotel Honolulu. Most of his books are published by Penguin. Paul Theroux lives in the United States, but he continues to travel widely.