By: Paul Theroux

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ISBN
9780241144640
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
304
Dimensions
149 x 204mm

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A literary traveller's handbook from one of our finest travel writers

Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveller. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel enumerates 'The Contents of Some Travellers' Bags' and exposes 'Writers Who Wrote About Places They Never Visited'; tracks extreme journeys in 'Travel As An Ordeal' and highlights some of 'Travellers' Favourite Places'. Excerpts from the best of Theroux's own work are interspersed with selections from travellers both familiar and unexpected, including:

Vladimir Nabokov
Samuel Johnson
Evelyn Waugh
Charles Dickens
Henry David Thoreau
Mark Twain
Bruce Chatwin
Freya Stark
Graham Greene
Eudora Welty
Isak Dineson
James Baldwin
Anton Chekhov
Peter Matthiessen
Ernest Hemingway
and more.

The Tao of Travel is a unique tribute to the pleasures and pains of travel in its golden age.
ISBN:
9780241144640
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2011
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
149 x 204mm

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