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The Old Patagonian Express by Train Through the Americas
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date November 7, 1989
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395521052
ISBN-10 039552105X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
Theroux's travels by train from Boston to Patagonia--a journey of selfdiscovery and uncommon encounters marked by startling contrasts in culture, climate, landscape, altitude, and attitude--are recounted
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395277881
 
from Houghton Mifflin (September 10, 1979)
9780395277881 | details & prices | List price $11.95
About: Theroux's travels by train from Boston to Patagonia--a journey of selfdiscovery and uncommon encounters marked by startling contrasts in culture, climate, landscape, altitude, and attitude--are recounted
Paperback
Book cover for 9780395521052
 
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Reissue edition from Mariner Books (November 7, 1989); titled "The Old Patagonian Express by Train Through the Americas"
9780395521052 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Theroux's travels by train from Boston to Patagonia--a journey of selfdiscovery and uncommon encounters marked by startling contrasts in culture, climate, landscape, altitude, and attitude--are recounted
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780140861082
 
With William Hootkins (other contributor) | from Penguin/Highbridge (May 1, 1997)
9780140861082 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The "Old Patagonian Express" was the last train Paul Theroux took in his journey from Boston to Patagonia.

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