The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 23mm | 363g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0618658947
  • 9780618658947
  • 164,327

About Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, 1941 in Massachusetts geboren, reiste nach dem Hochschulabschluss 1963 nach Italien und Afrika, wo er als Lehrer arbeitete. 1968 übernahm er für drei Jahre einen Lehrstuhl an der Universität in Singapur. In dieser Zeit schrieb er Kurzgeschichten, Artikel für Zeitungen und verfasste zahlreiche Romane. In den frühen Siebzigerjahren zog er mit seiner Familie nach England und legte preisgekrönte Romane und viele erfolgreiche Reisebücher vor. Heute lebt Paul Theroux in den USA.
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17,151 ratings
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4 39% (6,743)
3 22% (3,738)
2 6% (968)
1 2% (413)
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