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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd; New Ed edition (1 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907871534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907871538
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 323,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nicolas Bouvier's passionate and exhilarating travel stories have inspired generations of young Europeans onto the road. --Rory Maclean, author of Magic Bus

Bouvier is that rare author who alerts the reader to the transcendent dimension of travel. This courageous alchemy makes Way of the World a masterpiece. --Jason Elliot, author of An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

As good a novel as it is tough and relentless. --Evening Standard

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The Way of the World is the beguiling tale of an impecunious and
life-enhancing journey from Geneva to the Khyber Pass in the '50s. When
Nicolas Bouvier and the artist Thierry Vernet set out, they had money for
four months and a sturdy Fiat Topolino. They broke their journey when money
ran low, to teach and sell paintings and articles in Istanbul, Tabriz and
eventually in Quetta. Gravitating towards the poorer neighbourhoods, they
spent intoxicating nights listening to gypsy musicians, trading poetry with
Iranian tramps and entertaining their fellow drinkers with songs and an
accordian.

Long a cult book in France and Switzerland, The Way of the World is also a
journey towards the self. `You think you are making a trip,' writes
Bouvier, `but soon it is making you - or unmaking you.'

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