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The Old Patagonian express; by train through the Americas by  Paul Theroux - First edition, first printing (full number line) - 1979 - from Calvello Books (SKU: 91956)

The Old Patagonian express; by train through the Americas

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The Old Patagonian express; by train through the Americas

by Theroux, Paul

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A Fine, bright copy in tight binding. Tiny tear to front DJ edge, light soiling to Very Good DJ.
ISBN 10
0395277884
ISBN 13
9780395277881
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. A Fine, bright copy in tight binding. Tiny tear to front DJ edge, light soiling to Very Good DJ.. Octavo in white color illus DJ, 404 pages, b&w illustrations, brown-ink maps on lining papers, 24 cm. DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve. || An account of Theroux's trip by train from Boston to Bogota, Columbia. Contents: The Lake Shore Limited -- The Lone Star -- The Aztec Eagle -- El Jarocho to Veracruz -- The passenger train to Tapachula -- The 7:30 to Guatemala City -- The 7:00 Zacapa -- The railcar to San Salvador -- The local to Cutuco -- The Atlantic Railway : the 12:00 to Limón -- The Pacific Railway : the 10:00 to Puntarenas -- The Balboa Bullet to Colón -- The Expreso del Sol to Bogotá -- The Expreso Calima -- The Autoferro to Guayagquil -- El Tren de la Sierra -- The passenger train to Machu Picchu -- El Panamericano -- Las Estrella del Norte ("The North Star") to Buenos Aires -- The Buenos Aires Subterranean -- The Lagos del Sur ("Lakes of the South") Express -- The Old Patagonian Express. Railroad travel -- America.

Synopsis

Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.

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bookseller
Calvello Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
91956
Title
The Old Patagonian express; by train through the Americas
Author
Theroux, Paul
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - A Fine, bright copy in tight binding. Tiny tear to front DJ edge, light soiling to Very Good DJ.
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition, first printing (full number line)
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395277884
ISBN 13
9780395277881
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1979
Bookseller catalogs
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