Picture of The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux; twentieth century American Literature
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Theroux, Herodotus, Travel
On this day in 1973 Paul Theroux departed on the 15:30 from London's Victoria Station for Paris, the Orient Express, and the twenty-nine other trains that would take him on the fourteen-week journey documented in The Great Railway Bazaar. This was the first of Theroux's travel books, and decades later it is still on many Top Ten lists for the genre.

 

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