First Russia, Then Tibet (Travel Library)

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

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

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Robert Byron was one of the twentieth century's greatest travel writers as well as a noted art critic and historian. Byron's The Road to Oxiana is considered by many to be the first example of great travel writing; Paul Fussell said that it is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars and what The Waste Land is to poetry"; Bruce Chatwin described it as "a sacred text, beyond criticism", carrying his copy, "spineless and floodstained" on four journeys through Central Asia. Robert Byron also wrote Europe in the Looking Glass, The Byzantine Achievement and The Station. He died in 1941, at the age of 35, when the ship on which he was travelling was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in the Atlantic.

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