The Broken Road : From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

Description

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick ("Paddy") Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, works now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, and beautifully written travel books of all time. The Broken Road is the account of the final leg of his journey, catching up with Paddy in the fall of 1934, following him through Bulgaria and Romania and ending in Greece. Days and nights on the road, spectacular landscapes and uncanny cities, friendships lost and found, leading the high life in Bucharest or camping out with fishermen and shepherds--such incidents and escapades are described with all the linguistic bravura and astonishing learning that Leigh Fermor is famous for, but also with a melancholy awareness of the passage of time. Throughout it we can hear the still-ringing voice of an irrepressible young man embarking on a life of adventure.

Details

Author(s)
Patrick Leigh Fermor, Colin Thubron, Artemis Cooper
Format
Paperback | 392 pages
Dimensions
127 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 376.48g
Publication date
20 Jan 2015
Publisher
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1590177797
ISBN13
9781590177792
Bestsellers rank
258,619