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    DescriptionThe "Old Patagonian Express" tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered - thrown in with the tedious, and unavoidable, Mr Thornberry in Limon and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires. Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to 'the end of the line'.


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    Title
    The "Old Patagonian Express"
    Subtitle
    By Train Through The Americas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Theroux, Foreword by Paul Theroux
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 326 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141189154
    ISBN 10: 0141189150
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1K
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13660
    Libri: ENGM5420
    DC22: 918.0437
    Libri: AMER1000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1K, 3JJPL
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    03 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.