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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar by  Paul Theroux - First Edition, First Printing with full number line - 2008 - from DuBois Rare Books (SKU: 100558)

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

by Theroux, Paul

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0618418873
ISBN 13
9780618418879
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Hardcover. Hardcover. 512pp. Rust colored paper over boards with gilt spine lettering. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.

Synopsis

Paul Theroux returns to the transcontinental expedition that made Great Railway Bazaar a classic of travel literature and realizes—in rich, anecdotal detail—how much the world has changed.   Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux virtually invented the modern travel narrative by recounting his grand tour by train through Asia. In the three decades since, the world he recorded in that book has undergone phenomenal change. The Soviet Union has collapsed and China has risen; India booms while Burma smothers under dictatorship; Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the havoc America was unleashing on it the last time he passed through. In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star , Theroux re-creates that earlier journey. His odyssey takes him from eastern Europe, still hung-over from communism, through tense but thriving Turkey into the Caucasus, where Georgia limps back toward feudalism while its neighbor Azerbaijan revels in oil-fueled capitalism. Theroux is firsthand witness to it all, encountering adventures only he could have: from the literary (sparring with the incisive Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk) to the dissolute (surviving a week-long bender on the Trans-Siberian Railroad). Wherever he goes, his omnivorous curiosity and unerring eye for detail never fail to inspire, enlighten, inform, and entertain.

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Bookseller
DuBois Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
100558
Title
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
Author
Theroux, Paul
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing with full number line
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0618418873
ISBN 13
9780618418879
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
2008
LCCN
2008011436
Keywords
travel writing, theroux, travel, paul theroux, india, asia, japan, europe, highly recommended, train travel

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