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The Imperial Way

Theroux, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0395393906 / ISBN 13: 9780395393901
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Previous owner's signature erased from front endpaper. No tears or chips to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in non-adhesive Brodart cover. ; Dust wrapper has the subtitle: "By Rail from Peshawar to Chittagong". A large format hardcover book with numerous colour illustrations. Stated first printing. This copy is signed by the author on the half-title page. Page dimensions: 264 x 208mm. Text by Paul Theroux, illustrations by photographer Steve McCurry. Theroux revisits the region covered in his earliest travel book "The Great Railway Bazaar" - the Khyber Pass, Afghan refugees and warriors, Islamabad, across to India and the town of Simla in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling among tea plantations, and on to Chittagong in the Bay of Bengal. ; 4to; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11420

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Title: The Imperial Way

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by McCurry, Steve

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Paul Theroux has been here before and described it memorably in the Great Railway Bazaar. On his revisit, he began in Peshawar, up near the Khyber Pass, full of Afghan refugees and guerrilla warriors, journeyed through Islamabad and Lahore to India and Simla, the Himalayan foothill town of Kipling's stories, through New Delhi and then Agra where the Taj Mahal stands, through the high-country tea plantations of Darjeeling, on to Calcutta and finally into flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal. With prize-winning photos and Theroux's prose, this is a journey not to be missed.

From Publishers Weekly:

In 82 attention-holding illustrations, McCurry shows people, stations and landscapes that he and Theroux saw while traveling in a succession of 11 trains from northwestern Pakistan, through northern India, to the southeastern corner of Bangladesh, with side trips to Simla and Darjeeling. A few of these photographs may become a permanent part of our visual heritage; others display aspects of the subcontinent that can be enjoyed less expensively and hazardously by armchair than by actual travel. The captions identify but tend to trivialize the images. Theroux's brief text is on a level with the prose one finds in National Geographic, where it originally appeared in 1984. November 19
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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