Paul Theroux


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in Medford, Massachusetts, The United States
April 10, 1941

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Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, through South Asia, then South-East Asia, up through East Asia, as far east as Japan, and then back across Russia to his point of origin. Although perhaps best known as a travelogue writer, Theroux has also published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast.

Average rating: 3.82 · 113,228 ratings · 8,767 reviews · 155 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Great Railway Bazaar

3.91 avg rating — 14,391 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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Dark Star Safari: Overland ...

3.95 avg rating — 11,255 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions
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Riding the Iron Rooster

4.01 avg rating — 7,609 ratings — published 1983 — 34 editions
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The Mosquito Coast

3.81 avg rating — 8,433 ratings — published 1981 — 41 editions
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The Old Patagonian Express:...

3.95 avg rating — 7,797 ratings — published 1979 — 29 editions
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Ghost Train to the Eastern ...

4.01 avg rating — 5,586 ratings — published 2008 — 31 editions
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The Happy Isles of Oceania:...

3.99 avg rating — 5,026 ratings — published 1992 — 23 editions
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The Pillars of Hercules

3.92 avg rating — 3,990 ratings — published 1995 — 24 editions
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The Kingdom by the Sea

3.74 avg rating — 3,511 ratings — published 1983 — 30 editions
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Deep South: Four Seasons on...

3.74 avg rating — 2,923 ratings — published 2015 — 18 editions
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