The Great Railway Bazaar

From London across Europe through India and Asia, this was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East.

The Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780143566526

Page: 369

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From London across Europe through India and Asia, this was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. To visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic.

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a journey from London to Asia by train.

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930799

Page: 496

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Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a journey from London to Asia by train. Winner of the Stanford Dolman Lifetime Contribution to Travel Writing Award 2020 Thirty years ago Paul Theroux left London and travelled across Asia and back again by train. His account of the journey - The Great Railway Bazaar - was a landmark book and made his name as the foremost travel writer of his generation. Now Theroux makes the trip all over again. Through Eastern Europe, India and Asia to discover the changes that have swept the continents, and also to learn what an old man will make of a young man's journey. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a brilliant chronicle of change and an exploration of how travel is 'the saddest of pleasures'. 'A dazzler, giving us the highs and lows of his journey and tenderness and acerbic humour . . . fellow-travelling weirdoes, amateur taxi drivers, bar-girls and long-suffering locals are brought vividly to life' Spectator 'Fans of Theroux are not likely to be disappointed. Theroux has great descriptive skill . . . the world is slightly less unknown by virtue of reading the book' Sunday Telegraph 'Relaxed, curious, confident, surprisingly tender. Theroux's writing has an immediate, vivid and cursory quality that gives it a collective strength' Sunday Times 'A brilliant eye, readable and vivid. Theroux has still got it' Observer 'Fascinating, a joy to read' Tatler Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

The Old Patagonian Express

Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to ‘the end of the line’.

The Old Patagonian Express

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930772

Page: 448

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The 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 Limón 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’.

Travelling the World

Contains extracts from: The great railway bazaar - The old Patagonian Express - The kingdom by the sea - Riding the iron rooster - Down the Yangtze -Sunrise with sea monsters.

Travelling the World

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140154764

Page: 319

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Contains extracts from: The great railway bazaar - The old Patagonian Express - The kingdom by the sea - Riding the iron rooster - Down the Yangtze -Sunrise with sea monsters.

History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

Europe. and. Asia. Published in 1975, The Great Railway Bazaar is a travel-
writing classic. In it, American author Paul Theroux recounts a 4-month rail
journey he made from London across Europe, the Middle East, India and
Southeast Asia.

History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

Author: Sarah Baxter

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 1781316783

Page: 400

View: 447

History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects us to land and history that was shaped by the machine itself. Although a basic form of railway, or rutway, did exist in Ancient Greek and Roman times - notably the ship trackway between Diolkos and the Isthmus of Corinth around 600 BC - it would take several thousand years before the first fare-paying passenger service was launched in the early nineteenth century. Some two hundred years on, it is possible to travel by train to some of the world's most remote and remarkable destinations, and track the many wonderful legacies of the Earth's extensive history - man-made and otherwise. From prehistoric rock formations to skyscraper cities, slow steam engines to high-speed bullet trains, let A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys be your guide. Through its beautifully illustrated pages, and 500 awe-inspiring railway journeys, you can chart your own transcontinental itinerary through time. Chug through canyons, steam past ancient monuments, speed through cities, luxuriate in the railcars of presidents and queens, or make express connections between key historical moments or epic eras, A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys has it all. A must-read for travellers, railfans and history buffs alike, offering inspiration and information in equal measure.

The Last Train to Zona Verde

Praise for Paul Theroux Relentlessly engaging . . . Theroux demonstrates how a traveler s finely wrought observations . . . sometimes offer the best political and social analysis.

The Last Train to Zona Verde

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061883933X

Page: 353

View: 557

An acclaimed travel writer and novelist describes his journey across Africa, from Cape Town to Cape Province and into Namibia, riding elephants, meeting Bushmen and discussing the changes that have taken place since his first visit 50 years ago.

Last Call for the Dining Car

Ever since Paul Theroux embarked in London on the first train of his Great Railway Bazaar, railways have been a rich source for the best travel writing. This is truer than ever in the twenty-first century.

Last Call for the Dining Car

Author: Michael Kerr

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1845137493

Page: 204

View: 678

Ever since Paul Theroux embarked in London on the first train of his Great Railway Bazaar, railways have been a rich source for the best travel writing. This is truer than ever in the twenty-first century. As the environmental implications of relentless air travel cast an ominous shadow over the prospect of foreign adventure, the opportunity to jump on a train at St Pancras and be whisked straight to the continent offers a wonderful alternative. Train travel has assumed a new pragmatic importance as well as romance – which is no doubt why so many more tour companies are offering a great train ride as part of their holiday itineraries. Now, Michael Kerr, the Telegraph’s deputy Travel Editor, has burrowed deep in the newspaper’s archives and collected together the very best of its writings about the railway: here are journeys non-stop from London to Vladivostok; across the Canadian Rockies; the first train to traverse Australia from Darwin to Alice Springs; and on the teeming, crawling, travelling adventure of Indian railways. In scenes much more familiar to the British commuter, Boris Johnson discovers his “inner McEnroe” thanks to signal failure in the Midlands, and Michael Palin samples the delights of British Rail Inter-City. This is an anthology that will appeal to the railway buff and the armchair traveller alike; to anyone who has ever Inter-railed in their youth and everyone nostalgic for the days when the only way to cross a continent was by train.

To the Ends of the Earth

This collection can only enhance that reputation.”—The New York Times Book Review Author and travel writer Paul Theroux does what no one else can: he travels to the isolated, unusual, and fascinating spots of the world, and creates an ...

To the Ends of the Earth

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 0307790274

Page: 384

View: 865

“There are those who think that Paul Theroux is the finest travel writer working in English. This collection can only enhance that reputation.”—The New York Times Book Review Author and travel writer Paul Theroux does what no one else can: he travels to the isolated, unusual, and fascinating spots of the world, and creates an elegy to them that makes readers feel they are traveling with him. Evocative, breathtaking, intriguing, here is the armchair traveler's guide to the sites of the world he makes us feel we know. Praise for To the Ends of the Earth “Reads like a wonderful novel.”—The Pittsburgh Press “Powerful . . . This compendium unequivocally offers insight into the mind of a foremost American fiction writer who became an accidental tourist.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Theroux is a wonderful traveling companion. . . . To the Ends of the Earth combines the best of his travel writing. . . . With him the reader shares a conversation with a sultan on a polo ground in Malaysia; hears people ‘mourn with firecrackers, scattering cherrybombs on the tombstone’ in a Chinese cemetery in Singapore; feels overdressed around nudists in Corsica; sees sandbagged houses and bombcraters left in Vietnam on a cold December day in 1973.”—The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star “Travel writing at its best . . . As you travel voyeuristically with Theroux, across the vast wastelands of interior China, the convoluted cultures of Latin America or campy seacoast towns of England, you're struck with his slightly jaundiced eye for the overlooked but telling detail, his skeptic's ear for the offhand but important comment.”—The Houston Post

Outlook Traveller

... can I offer you service?” “Just looking for trains.” I showed him an itinerary that
would take me through old India, new India, poor India, India of the miracles,
India of the maharajahs, India of The Great Railway Bazaar: Delhi-Jodhpur-
Jaipur- ...

Outlook Traveller

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 85

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Waldo

Waldo

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140179026

Page: 242

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Een jongeman ervaart een aantal bizarre confrontaties met het leven.

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 9780787665791

Page:

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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Nowadays , such is the pace of change , you have to be old , eccentric or a tourist
to cross the United States by train . ... The Great Railway Bazaar , served as a text
during the making of the TV programmes Great Railway Journeys of the World ...

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN:

Page: 182

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The Imperial Way

Chronicles an illustrated railway journey through India, from Peshawar, full of Afghan refugees, through Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, to flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal

The Imperial Way

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Bookthrift Company

ISBN:

Page: 143

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Chronicles an illustrated railway journey through India, from Peshawar, full of Afghan refugees, through Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, to flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal

Chasing Summer

This book maps a two-year journey in which the photographer set out westward from his hometown in Sweden on motorcycle, later to ride back via the east to the same point.

Chasing Summer

Author: Ingvar Kenne

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780975676004

Page: 96

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This book maps a two-year journey in which the photographer set out westward from his hometown in Sweden on motorcycle, later to ride back via the east to the same point. The book offers hope and encourages all yearning travellers: the desire for human connection across and beyond difference.

American Writers

THE BENEFITS OF ACCLAIM The Great Railway Bazaar opened up a whole
new world for Theroux , both literally and figuratively . Published in 1975 , it
immediately went into a third printing and quickly sold thirty - five thousand
copies .

American Writers

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 9780684806372

Page: 636

View: 363

Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

Sinning with Annie and Other Stories

The author records his view of life and human relationships in this selection of stories set in various parts of the world

Sinning with Annie and Other Stories

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 166

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The author records his view of life and human relationships in this selection of stories set in various parts of the world