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The Pillars of Hercules : a grand tour of the Mediterranean

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1995.
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In this modern Grand Tour, Theroux sets off from Gibraltar on a journey around the Mediterranean Sea. It is a long, lively, and occasionally dangerous trip, up the coast of Spain, along the Riviera, by ferry to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and beyond. By foot, train, bus, and cruise ship, Theroux travels around Italy and the Greek islands, to Albania in a state of near anarchy and to war-torn Croatia.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Theroux, Paul.
Pillars of Hercules.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1995
(OCoLC)603933148
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0399141081 9780399141089
OCLC Number: 32779327
Description: ix, 509 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The cable car to the Rock of Gibraltar --
The "Mare Nostrum" express to Alicante --
The M.V. Punta Europa to Mallorca --
The "Virgen de Guadalupe" express to Barcelona and beyond --
"Le Grand Sud" to Nice --
The ferry Île de Beauté to Corsica --
The ferry Ichnusa to Sardinia --
The ferry Torres to Sicily --
The ferry Villa to Calabria --
The ferry Clodia from Chioggia --
The ferry Liburnija to Zadar --
The ferry Venezia to Albania --
The Seabourne Spirit to Istanbul --
The M.V. Akdeniz : through the Levant --
The 7:20 express to Latakia --
The ferry Sea Harmony to Greece --
The ferry El Loud III to Kerkennah --
To Morocco on the ferry Boughaz.
Responsibility: Paul Theroux.

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In this modern Grand Tour, Theroux sets off from Gibraltar on a journey around the Mediterranean Sea. It is a long, lively, and occasionally dangerous trip, up the coast of Spain, along the Riviera, by ferry to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and beyond. By foot, train, bus, and cruise ship, Theroux travels around Italy and the Greek islands, to Albania in a state of near anarchy and to war-torn Croatia. He sails into Istanbul, its minarets and mosque domes beckoning him to the Levant. Ahead are Damascus and the villages of Syria, shrouded in the cult of Assad; Israel, besieged by suicide bombers; Egypt, Morocco and Paul Bowles' Tangier. Exploring wild coastlines, probing through layers of tradition and culture, ancient and modern, tawdry and splendid, Theroux weaves the legends and siren calls of civilizations as old as time into a story about life on the Mediterranean today.--From publisher description.

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