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Arabia

(1979)
Through the Looking Glass
A non fiction book by

 
 
ARABIA is the story of Jonathan Raban's magic carpet ride through Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Yemen, Egypt and Jordan. Not only does it reveal the Arabs and their culture, it also introduces us to a series of memorable individuals.

Much of the book's strength is the author's gift for friendships. He brings us into markets and hotels to glamorous parties and seedy rooms, to a sheikh's fortress and the home of a Bedu family. He opens up the world of the rich and the poor and gives us the feel, the smells, the sounds, the very texture of Arabia.

"Beautifully written, poignant, funny, ARABIA is more than travel book, it is a tale of the collision of cultures, observed at an historically crucial time." (Publisher's Source)



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Hardback Editions

July 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Arabia Through the Looking Glass
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-00-216037-4 / 978-0-00-216037-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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October 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Arabia: A Journey Through The Labyrinth
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-671-25058-2 / 978-0-671-25058-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arabia through the Looking Glass
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 1-78060-139-5 / 978-1-78060-139-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
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October 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arabia
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-330-30058-X / 978-0-330-30058-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Arabia, a Journey Through the Labyrinth
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-671-74880-7 / 978-0-671-74880-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone Books
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July 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Arabia, a Journey Through the Labyrinth
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-671-25057-4 / 978-0-671-25057-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone Books
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September 1983 : UK Paperback

Title: Arabia Through the Looking Glass
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-00-654022-8 / 978-0-00-654022-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Arabia Through the Looking Glass
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 0-00-634438-0 / 978-0-00-634438-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Arabia: Through the Looking Glass
Author(s): Jonathan Raban
Publisher: Eland Publishing
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