The Road to Oxiana

The Road to Oxiana


In 1933, the delightfully eccentric commute 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 beautiful checklist of his encounters, discoveries, and widespread misadventures. His tale might develop into a best-selling shuttle ebook through the English-speaking international, till the acclaim died down and it was once steadily forgotten. whilst Paul Fussell released his personal e-book Abroad, in 1982, he wrote that The highway to Oxiana is to the commute e-book what "Ulysses is to the unconventional among the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry." His statements revived the public's curiosity within the e-book, and for the 1st time, it was once greatly to be had in American bookstores. Now this long-overdue reprint will introduce it to a complete new iteration of readers. This variation incorporates a new creation through Rory Stewart, most sensible identified for his publication The areas In Between, approximately his vast travels in Afghanistan.
at the present time, as well as its leisure worth, The street to Oxiana additionally serves as an extraordinary account of the architectural treasures of a quarter now inaccessible to such a lot Western tourists, and a nostalgic glance again at a extra blameless time.

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