Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

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Theroux retraces the jouney of The Great Railway Bazaar 30 years later. The ultimate train journey, from London to Tokyo and back via the Trans-Siberian Express.
In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux recreates the classic 1975 journey across Europe and Asia that he documented in The Great Railway Bazaar.

This exceptional journey - from London, through Europe and Central Asia to India, then through South East Asia to Japan, and back through Russia, largely by train - is one of the most incredible journeys of its time, and The Great Railway Bazaar secured Theroux’s place in the pantheon of great travel writers.

In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates the journey over thirty years - half his lifetime - later, reflecting on the trip’s impact upon himself, on his changed perceptions, and on the radical changes that have swept through his destinations since: A pacified South East Asia, an altered but still troubled Central Asia, the exhilarating rate of change in India and China, and a fallen USSR. A perceptive, sharp and utterly beautiful chronicle of a journey that is every bit as stunning as it was in 1975.
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Weight 0.341000
Author Paul Theroux
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780141015729
Pages 496
Published 28/05/2009
Publisher Penguin
Section Travel Writing: General
Size Unfolded 13x20cm
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