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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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Now a classic of the travel genre, The Great Railway Bazaar chronicles Paul

Theroux's adventures by rail from Victoria Station in London to Tokyo

Central, told with his signature wry observations.

Synopsis:

In this unique and hugely entertaining railway odyssey, Theroux vividly recounts his travels--and the people, places, and landscapes he encountered--on the Orient Express, the Khyber Mail, and the Trans-Siberian Express, through such countries as Turkey, Iran, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Soviet Union.

About the Author

PAUL THEROUX's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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andrewwilson_237, September 4, 2010 (view all comments by andrewwilson_237)
This book is a veritable work of art. It is well-honed, there is not a wasted word here. Paul Theroux tells us just enough about the places to give flavour, but the real story is the people he meets, or just watches, and the snippets of conversation that he weaves into the narrative.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618658947
Author:
Theroux, Paul
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Theroux, Paul
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Asia Description and travel.
Subject:
Railroads -- Asia.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.18x5.44x.86 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618658947 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now a classic of the travel genre, The Great Railway Bazaar chronicles Paul

Theroux's adventures by rail from Victoria Station in London to Tokyo

Central, told with his signature wry observations.

"Synopsis" by , In this unique and hugely entertaining railway odyssey, Theroux vividly recounts his travels--and the people, places, and landscapes he encountered--on the Orient Express, the Khyber Mail, and the Trans-Siberian Express, through such countries as Turkey, Iran, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Soviet Union.
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