Most widely held works about Paul Theroux
Most widely held works by Paul Theroux
The Mosquito Coast : a novel by Paul Theroux ( Book )
94 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,310 libraries worldwide
Disgusted with modern American culture, Allie Fox takes his family to live in the jungles of Central America.
Riding the iron rooster : by train through China by Paul Theroux ( Book )
50 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Finnish and held by 2,775 libraries worldwide
Describes the author's travels by train in every province of the People's Republic of China.
The great railway bazaar : by train through Asia by Paul Theroux ( Book )
74 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Hindi and held by 2,521 libraries worldwide
The author relates an account of the landscapes, characters, mishaps, and adventures he encountered on his grand railroad excursion from London to Tokyo and back again on such classics as the Orient, Mandalay, and Trans-Siberian Expresses.
The old Patagonian express : by train through the Americas by Paul Theroux ( Book )
55 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 2,366 libraries worldwide
An account of Theroux's trip by train from Boston to Bogota, Columbia.
Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux ( Book )
41 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,211 libraries worldwide
"Welcome to the Hotel Honolulu, a down-at-the-heels tourist place on a back street two blocks from the beach at Waikiki, where middle America stays and dreams." "Like the Canterbury pilgrims, every guest in this eighty-room hotel has come in search of something - sun, love, happiness, un-namable longing - and everyone has a story. Honeymooners, vacationers, wanderers, mythomaniacs, soldiers, and families all land at the Hotel Honolulu. But the hotel is as suited to being a crime scene as a love nest. Fortunately, our keen-eyed narrator, a writer down on his luck, is there to relate all the comings and goings. He's lost money, friends, house, and family, and he has no experience running a hotel. But all that doesn't stop Buddy, the boozy owner of the place - the last of a dying breed - from signing him on as manager. It isn't long before the hotel expands to encompass the narrator's whole universe. His original plan of escape from a life of the mind becomes something altogether different: a way to return to the world he left, the world of imagined life."--BOOK JACKET.
The happy isles of Oceania : paddling the Pacific by Paul Theroux ( Book )
36 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and French and held by 2,210 libraries worldwide
Describes the exotic adventures of the author as he kayaks from island to island in the Polynesian Pacific.
Ghost train to the Eastern star : on the tracks of the great railway bazaar by Paul Theroux ( Book )
42 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,169 libraries worldwide
In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia. In short, he traverses all of Asia top to bottom, and end to end. In the three decades since he first travelled this route, Asia has undergone phenomenal change. The Soviet Union has collapsed, China has risen, India booms, Burma slowly smothers, and Vietnam prospers despite the havoc unleashed upon it the last time Theroux passed through. He witnesses all this and more in a 25,000 mile journey, travelling as the locals do, by train, car, bus, and foot, providing his penetrating observations on the changes these countries have undergone.--From publisher description.
Dark star safari : overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux ( Book )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,036 libraries worldwide
"A rich and insightful travel book in the tradition that made Paul Theroux's reputation, Dark Star Safari takes us the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, forgotten train, and rusting steamer. Theroux confronts delay, discomfort, bullets, and bad food while encountering a remarkable mix of places and people. Beginning in Cairo and ending in Cape Town, he goes on the ultimate safari to the true heart of Africa, not the lavish game parks with overfed guests but the small villages of the bush and the filthy chaotic cities that define this forgotten continent" -- Publisher's description
The kingdom by the sea : a journey around Great Britain by Paul Theroux ( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 libraries worldwide
Reports on the author's journey along the coasts of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
My secret history by Paul Theroux ( Book )
40 editions published between 1989 and 9999 in 8 languages and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
The secret life of an American writer, Andre Parent, describing his dreams, his privacies, and everything he keeps hidden.
The family arsenal by Paul Theroux ( Book )
37 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,973 libraries worldwide
A former American consul joins the disparate members of a group of London terrorists in their murderous activities throughout the city.
The Pillars of Hercules : a grand tour of the Mediterranean by Paul Theroux ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
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.
O-Zone : a novel by Paul Theroux ( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,792 libraries worldwide
On New Year's Eve, eight wealthy New Yorkers fly in their private rotors for a holiday picnic in the forbidden O-Zone, contaminated by nuclear waste. A chance encounter with a band of aliens there will change their lives.
Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux ( Book )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
The humiliation of a colonial Englishman on the eve of China's takeover of Hong Kong. Neville Mallard, a member of the white elite is forced to sell his family's textile factory to a Chinese businessman. It is a blow to his wallet, but even more to his confidence, the end of a century of white arrogance.
The London embassy by Paul Theroux ( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
The narrator, an American employee of the American Embassy in London, presents vignettes of the various people he encounters.
A dead hand : a crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer's block, receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son's, he is sufficiently intrigued to pursue the story. Who is the dead boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel room, how and why did he die?
The consul's file by Paul Theroux ( Book )
31 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
A cool and witty sequence of twenty episodes in the life of Ayer Hitam in Malaysia, seen through the eyes of the resident American Consul, whose job is to phase out the consulate now that the American rubber estates are disappearing.
My other life by Paul Theroux ( Book )
39 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,568 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized autobiography of a travel writer. There are descriptions of his experiences as a teacher of English in an African village, his meeting with the writer, Anthony Burgess, and his encounter with Queen Elizabeth of England.
Half Moon Street : two short novels by Paul Theroux ( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 9 languages and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
Presents two short novels about modern terror. Dr. Slaughter worked for a London economic research agency by day. And by night, she worked for an "escort" service.
The Elephanta suite by Paul Theroux ( Book )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
"This startling and satisfying book captures the tumult, ambition, hardship, and serenity that mark today?s India. Theroux?s characters risk venturing far beyond the subcontinent?s well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. A middle-aged couple on vacation veers heedlessly from idyll to chaos. A buttoned-up Boston lawyer finds succor in Mumbai?s reeking slums. And a young woman befriends an elephant in Bangalore" -- publisher website (September 2007).
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Theroux, Paul Edward
Theroux, Paul Edward, 1941-
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