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Classic essays and writings from the acclaimed travel writer collected for the first time.

Drawing together classic Theroux pieces from the past 14 years, this new collection offers a comprehensive and deeply searching portrait of its acclaimed author - a kind of autobiography through work.

Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances; from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux's rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces build up a fascinating portrait of Paul Theroux's restless, ever-curious mind.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241977507

    May 7, 2019

    Hamish Hamilton

    416 pages

    RRP $22.99

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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
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  • Hardback

    9780241266472

    May 15, 2018

    Hamish Hamilton

    416 pages

    RRP $39.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241266496

    May 14, 2018

    Hamish Hamilton

    416 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Figures in a Landscape
    Paul Theroux

    EBook

    9780241977514

    April 5, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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