Great Railway Bazaar

ISBN-10: 0618658947

ISBN-13: 9780618658947

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paul Theroux

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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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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society. His title Lower River made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

The 15:30 - London to Paris
The Direct-Orient Express
The Van Golu ("Lake Van") Express
The Teheran Express
The Night Mail to Meshed
The Khyber Pass Local
The Khyber Mail to Lahore Junction
The Frontier Mail
The Kalka Mail for Simla
The Rajdhani ("Capital") Express to Bombay
The Delhi Mail from Jaipur
The Grand Trunk Express
The Local to Rameswaram
The Talaimannar Mail
The 16:25 from Galle
The Howrah Mail
The Mandalay Express
The Local to Maymyo
The Lashio Mail
The Night Express from Nong Khai
The International Express to Butterworth
The Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur
The North Star Night Express to Singapore
The Saigon-Bien Hoa Passenger Train
The Hue-Danang Passenger Train
The Hatsukari ("Early Bird") Limited Express to Aomori
The Ozora ("Big Sky") Limited Express to Sapporo
The Hikari ("Sunbeam") Super Express to Kyoto
The Kodama ("Echo") to Osaka
The Trans-Siberian Express
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