Last edited by Tashakar
Friday, May 1, 2020 | History

8 edition of The road to Oxiana found in the catalog.

The road to Oxiana

  • 42 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Middle East,
  • Iran,
  • Afghanistan
    • Subjects:
    • Byron, Robert, 1905-1941.,
    • Middle East -- Description and travel.,
    • Iran -- Description and travel.,
    • Afghanistan -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementRobert Byron ; with a new introduction by Paul Fussell.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS49.5 .B9 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 292 p., [13] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages292
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4268166M
      ISBN 100195030672
      LC Control Number81014190


Share this book
You might also like
Ali Baba and the forty thieves

Ali Baba and the forty thieves

Slaves of the Samurai

Slaves of the Samurai

Divas Las Vegas

Divas Las Vegas

Diary of an Arctic year

Diary of an Arctic year

Directory of United States and foreign plant site consultants, 1988

Directory of United States and foreign plant site consultants, 1988

Walking in the Bronte country

Walking in the Bronte country

Leicester, a tragedy

Leicester, a tragedy

Biases and prejudices among jurors

Biases and prejudices among jurors

Lloyds Law Reports Digest 17, 1986-1990

Lloyds Law Reports Digest 17, 1986-1990

The western gazetteer

The western gazetteer

Quality Brewing Share the Experience (Transcripts from the 1992 National Microbrewers Conference, Volume 9)

Quality Brewing Share the Experience (Transcripts from the 1992 National Microbrewers Conference, Volume 9)

The Rittenhouse Quarterly Report For Camex 97 (RITTENHOUSE QUARTERLY REPORT, THE)

The Rittenhouse Quarterly Report For Camex 97 (RITTENHOUSE QUARTERLY REPORT, THE)

The road to Oxiana by Robert Byron Download PDF EPUB FB2

When Paul Fussell published his own book Abroad, inhe wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry." His statements revived the public's interest in the book, and for the first time, it was widely available in American by: The Road To Oxiana by Robert Byron, is a bout a journey he undertook in from the Middle East through Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana, in the remote NE Afghanistan Wakhan.

Being one of the first western travelers in this remote region /5. "The Road to Oxiana" is an account of Robert Byron’s ten-month journey to Iran and Afghanistan in –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/5(36). "A brilliantly-wrought expression of a thoroughly modern sensibility, a portrait of an accidental man adrift between frontiers" New York Review of Books "The Road to Oxiana is part travelogue, part aesthetic manifesto and part social observation; it remains the most thoroughly readable of all books/5(78).

The Road to Oxiana and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(36). The Road to Oxiana [Byron, Robert, Illus. with photos] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Road to Oxiana/5(78). Today, widely considered to be Byron’s masterpiece, The Road to Oxiana stands as perhaps the greatest travel book of the 20th century. I recommend a brisk read of The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron. It was published in Byron set off from Venice in on a journey through what is now Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran and.

The Road to Oxiana was popular when it was first issued, but gradually dropped out of sight, only to be revived when Bruce Chatwin and others rediscovered it.

Chatwin in particular was heavily influenced by this book. It is the story of Robert Byron's efforts to see large brick burial towers located in by: Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t9k40zx6h Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library The Road to Oxiana, Robert Byron's account of his journey to Persia and Afghanistan inis widely recognised as the greatest of all pre-war travel books.

The Road to Oxiana is widely recognised as the greatest of all pre-war travel books. Byron was killed in the second world war aged o lost when his ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Cape Wrath. Yet in his brief 15 years as a writer, he achieved an astonishing amount.

The Road to Oxiana. In the delightfully eccentric Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana -the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union.4/5(10).

When Paul Fussell published his own book Abroad, inhe wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry." His statements revived the public's interest in the book, and for the first time, it was widely available in American : Oxford University Press, USA.

Read this book on Questia. In the delightfully eccentric Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana -the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of. "Oxiana" refers to the region along Afghanistan's northern border.

The book is an illustrated account of Robert Byron's ten-month journey to the Middle East in – It is in the form of a diary with the first entry "Venice, 20 August " after which Byron travelled by ship to the island of Cyprus and then on to the then countries of Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Persia and Afghanistan.

Byron's The Road to Oxiana is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. If you enjoyed The Road to Oxiana you might like Charles Darwin's /5(K). Best known as the author of The Road to Oxiana, published inRobert Byron developed his considerable writing skills on a travel book which has not been in print since Robert Byron ( - 24 February ) was a British travel writer, best known for his travelogue The Road to Oxiana.

He was also a noted writer, art critic and historian. Byron was born inand educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford/5. However, it's not just a digest of architectural wonders. The journey through these lands is just as important to this book. Having now read "The Road to Oxiana" I can clearly see why so many respected writers (Chatwin, Leigh Fermor et al) swear by it and why, in /5(65).

His story would become a best-selling travel book throughout the English-speaking world, until the acclaim died down and it was gradually forgotten.

When Paul Fussell published his own book Abroad, inhe wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry.". Funny and erudite, The Road to Oxiana's combination of exquisite lyricism, detail, and humor gave birth to a new kind of travel literature, serving as inspiration for later writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Peter Matthiesson, and Jan Morris.

Byron's The Road to Oxiana is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. Award-winning travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron was born in London on 14 June Among his books are Mirror to Damascus (), The Hills of Adonis: A Quest in Lebanon (), Jerusalem (), The Lost Heart of Asia /5(65).

It does not matter which book I pick for reading, Alexander is always in the back of my mind. This is also the case when I hold The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron were it only because Alexander the Great spent nearly three years of his short life in Oxiana, corresponding more or less to today's s: Find books like The Road to Oxiana from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Road to Oxiana also liked: Arabian Sand. This volume features five travel books by ROBERT BYRON, including his most acclaimed one: THE ROAD TO OXIANA. An appreciation of architecture is a strong element in Byron's writings.

He was a forceful advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and a founder member of the Georgian Group/5. A real-life adventure that inspired countless travellers in fact and fiction, the Penguin Classics edition of Robert Byron's The Road to Oxiana includes an introduction by Colin Thubron.

In Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for 3/5(1).

Buy The Road To Oxiana New Ed by Byron, Robert (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(29). Buy The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Classics) 1st Edition by Byron, Robert, Thubron, Colin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(75). The Road To Oxiana. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the The Road To Oxiana, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book.

If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full. A real-life adventure that inspired countless travellers in fact and fiction, the Penguin Classics edition of Robert Byron's The Road to Oxiana includes an introduction by Colin Thubron.

In Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the. A brilliantly-wrought expression of a thoroughly modern sensibility, a portrait of an accidental man adrift between frontiers, New York Review of Books The Road to Oxiana is part travelogue, part aesthetic manifesto and part social observation; it remains the most thoroughly readable of all books.

And Byron is the ideal companion, witty, charming, irascible, and content to leave and be Reviews: In and Robert Byron spent ten months travelling around Persia and Afghanistan; The Road to Oxiana is his account of that trip.

Taking the form of a diary, it weaves descriptions of people and places and the mechanics of travel together with architectural and historical digressions. When Paul Fussell published his own book Abroad, inhe wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry." His statements revived the public's interest in the book, and for the first time, it was widely available in American bookstores/5(65).

Buy The Road to Oxiana Reissue by Byron, Robert, Fussell, Paul (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(75). l published his own book Abroad, inhe wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry.

His statements revived the publics interest in the book, and for the first time, it was widely available in American bookstores%(). Robert Byron (26 February – 24 February ) was a British travel writer, best known for his travelogue The Road to Oxiana. He was also a noted writer, art critic and historian.

4 Further reading. 5 Literary archives. 6 External links. Byron was born inand educated at Eton and Merton College, Oxford, from which he was expelled Genre: History, travel, non-fiction.

The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron. Recommendations from our site Although the book is terrifically chauvinistic – he’s appalling when he writes about the local people, almost always without sympathy and sometimes with extreme colonial arrogance – it’s full of wonderful descriptions.”. The Road to Oxiana.

Reissue. Robert Byron Preface by Rory Stewart and Introduction by Paul Fussell. Inthe delightfully eccentric travel writer Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana, near.

OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages illustrations (maps) plates 21 cm: Other Titles: Oxiana, The road to. Responsibility: by Robert Byron.