First Russia, Then Tibet (Travel Library)

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9780140095197: First Russia, Then Tibet (Travel Library)

First published in 1933, this text is an account of Robert Byron's travels in Russia, India and Tibet.

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Robert Byron (1905 - 1941) was one of the twentieth century's greatest travel writers as well as a noted art critic and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed The Road to Oxiana, considered by many to be the first example of great travel writing. He is also the author of Europe in the Looking Glass and The Byzantine Achievement.

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*One comes away from reading him with a joyous consciousness of having seen for the first time a whole world of unsuspected things.* -- Christopher Sykes

*Byron's skill at detail while delivering sweeping observations on the politics and turmoil of the times, is not only good fireside reading but it should be the aspiration of any serious writer attempting to define a journey instead of a trip.* -- Kathleen Buckley

*He would prove hugely influential: on travel literature, on conservation, and on our appreciation of Eastern cultures.* -- Richard Canning, The Independent

*The beguiling and heightened spell of sensory being which Stark is capable of conjuring, is something likewise cast by her travelling contemporary, Robert Byron. In First Russia, Then Tibet, he breaches the dogma-ridden bastion of early Stalinist Russia...  Down to earth, he is always passionate, politically astute, and exhibits startling powers of description that never flag.* -- The Scotsman 2010 Travel Review *A timely reissue...well worth reading as a window on a vanished world* -- John Ure, Times Literary Supplement *...The book demonstrates why, in this changed world, affecting writing of any age should be cherished* -- Alastair Vere Nicoll, Oxford Today, Hilary Term edition

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