The Road to Oxiana


In 1933, the delightfully eccentric trip author Robert Byron set out on a trip in the course of the heart East through Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana, close to the border among Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. all through, he stored a completely appealing checklist of his encounters, discoveries, and widespread misadventures. His tale might turn into a best-selling trip ebook through the English-speaking international, until eventually the acclaim died down and it used to be steadily forgotten. whilst Paul Fussell released his personal e-book Abroad, in 1982, he wrote that The highway to Oxiana is to the go back and forth e-book what "Ulysses is to the radical among the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry." His statements revived the public's curiosity within the booklet, and for the 1st time, it used to be commonly on hand in American bookstores. Now this long-overdue reprint will introduce it to an entire new new release of readers. This variation contains a new creation through Rory Stewart, top recognized for his ebook The areas In Between, approximately his vast travels in Afghanistan.
this day, as well as its leisure price, The highway to Oxiana additionally serves as a unprecedented account of the architectural treasures of a sector now inaccessible to so much Western tourists, and a nostalgic glance again at a extra blameless time.

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