ISBN 9780140245332,The Pillars of Hercules

The Pillars of Hercules


Paul Theroux


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ISBN 9780140245332

Pengiun Books

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780140245332

ISBN-10 0140245332


Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)
At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie the two Pillars of Hercules: Gibraltar and Ceuta, in Morocco. Paul Theroux decided to travel from one to the other - but taking the long way round. His grand tour of the Mediterranean begins in Gibraltar and takes him through Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Greece, Istanbul and beyond. Travelling by any means necessary - including dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, bicycle and even a cruise-liner - he encounters bullfights, bazaars and British tourists, discovers pockets of humanity in war-torn Slovenia and Croatia, is astounded by the urban developments on the Costa del Sol and marvels at the ancient wonders of Delphi. Told with Theroux's inimitable wit and style, this lively and eventful tour provides the essence of Mediterranean life.

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