A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (tiny corner pushing, spine ends pushed, small indentations to the board bottoms) in a Near Fine dust jacket with a small price sticker to the lower front flap and the author's name on the spine mildly faded from orange to pink; Vikram Seth's first book to be published by a major publisher about his trip as an Indian postgraduate student hitchhiking home from China to Delhi by way of Tibet; quite an interesting travel book, winner of the 1983 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and a notable major-publisher debut. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the summer of 1981, Vikram Seth, an Indian postgraduate student at Nanjing University, decided on a politically difficult and geographically hazardous journey: he would hitchhike home to Delhi by way of Tibet.
Seth is equal to the challenge, and moreover proves to be an observant and resourceful traveler. He endures bureaucratic delay, climatic extremes and the protracted discomforts of long-distance lorries with equal aplomb. In the event, he makes his way from the arid wastes of China's far west to the Potala Palace in Lhasa.
"Seth is a stimulating and evocative companion. FROM HEAVEN LAKE is a travel book to put alongside those of Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
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Title: From Heaven Lake
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Publication Date: 1983
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. . EX-LIBRARY. MAY HAVE USUAL LIBRARY PARAPHERNALIA. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002324551
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004823326
Book Description Chatto and Windus, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 1839286
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003413314
Book Description TRAFALGAR SQUARE. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # IM222255
Book Description Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0701127007 w/ jacket; some light wear and aging; quite solid; Bookseller Inventory # SKU1066592
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition; First Printing. Good reading copy, ex library with a stamp on the front endpaper and on the title page verso, but otherwise clean and complete in an unclipped dustjacket which is a little faded at the spine. xii + 178 pages, 19 photos on plates, map. Bookseller Inventory # 26960
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. 178 pages. Includes a section of black and white photographs. Boards, book and dust jacket are fine throughout. (H2). Bookseller Inventory # 6478
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 001751
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second impression. The spine is cocked. Lightly bumped at the spine head. The leaves are a bit toned. The DJ is lightly bumped at the spine ends and the corners. There is a 1/8" tear on the rear flap. There is a sticker on the front face stating "Winner of the 1983 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award". The flap price is intact. Bookseller Inventory # 002952