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The Old Patagonian Express
By Train Through The Americas


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The Old Patagonian Express
By Train Through The Americas

by Paul Theroux (Author)
Paul Theroux (Foreword)



ISBN: 9780141189154


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Tells of the author's journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, this work depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu.

Among his best known works of travel-writing are The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), The Old Patagonian Express (1979), and Riding the Iron Rooster (1985). Theroux has published numerous works of fiction, some of which have been adapted into films, including The Mosquito Coast (1981), a 1986 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Theroux is the father of British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux, and the uncle of American actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux. If you enjoyed The Old Patagonian Express, you might like Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Wind, Sand and Stars, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'One of the most entrancing travel books written in our time' Financial Times 'Travel writing at its most accomplished' Sunday Telegraph


ISBN 141189150
ISBN13 9780141189154
Publisher Penguin Classics
Format Paperback
Publication date 27/03/2008
Pages 448
Weight (grammes) 324
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 199
Width (mm) 132