THEROUX, Paul McCurry, Steve
Title: Imperial Way : By Rail from Peshawar to Chittagong . First American Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1985, 1985
ISBN Number: 0395393906 / 9780395393901
Seller ID: 815
THEROUX, Pau and Steve McCURRY. The Imperial Way : By Rail from Peshawar to Chittagong. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1985. First Printing. Pp 143. Illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Photographs by Steve McCurry.
Chronicles an illustrated railway journey through India, from Peshawar, full of Afghan refugees, through Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, to flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal.
The Imperial Way comes to life with Theroux's prose and Steve McCurry's superb, prize-winning colour photographs. Paul Theroux has been here before and has described it memorably in The Great Railway Bazaar. On his revisit, he began in Peshawar, up near the Khyber Pass; journeyed through Islamabad and Lahore to India and Simla, the Himalayan foothill town of Kipling's stories; through New Delhi and then Agra where the Taj Mahal stands; through the high-country tea plantations of Darjeeling; on to Calcutta; and finally into flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal.
Very good in dustjacket. 35.00