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The Tao of Travel - by Paul Theroux (Paperback)

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  • "A book to be plundered and raided.
  • About the Author: PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books.
  • 304 Pages
  • Travel, Essays & Travelogues

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About the Book



A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux



Book Synopsis



"A book to be plundered and raided." -- New York Times Book Review

"A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day." -- USA Today

Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux's own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected:

Vladimir Nabokov Eudora Welty
Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin
Charles Dickens Pico Iyer
Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov
Mark Twain John McPhee
Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway
Graham Greene and many others

"Dazzling . . . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets." -- San Francisco Chronicle



From the Back Cover



A book to be plundered and raided. New York Times Book Review
A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day. USA Today
Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux s own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected:

Vladimir Nabokov Eudora Welty
Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin
Charles Dickens Pico Iyer
Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov
Mark Twain John McPhee
Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway
Graham Greene and many others


Dazzling . . . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets. San Francisco Chronicle
PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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Review Quotes




A "determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation."
-Kirkus Reviews

A "diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility..."
-Publishers Weekly --




About the Author



PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Travel
Sub-Genre: Essays & Travelogues
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Paul Theroux
Language: English
Street Date: July 24, 2012
TCIN: 77265469
UPC: 9780547737379
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3594
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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