The Road to Oxiana: New Linked and Annotated Edition


"The Road to Oxiana" is an account of Robert Byron's ten-month journey to Iran and Afghanistan in 1933-34 in the company of Christopher Sykes. This travelogue is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. Bruce Chatwin has described it as "a sacred text, beyond criticism" and carried his copy since he was fifteen years old, "spineless and floodstained" after four journeys through central Asia.By the Si-o-seh pol bridge in Isfahan, Iran, Byron wrote: "The lights came out. A ...

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The Road to Oxiana: New linked and annotated edition
2016, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781535019620

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