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The Great Railway Bazaar

 
 
 
 
The Great Railway Bazaar
Author: Paul Theroux
ISBN 13: 9780618658947
ISBN 10: 618658947
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $15.95
 
 

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.