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Dark Star Safari

By Theroux, Paul




In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux’s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, “chicken bus,” and cattle truck, Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful — and often life-threatening — landscapes on earth.
This is travel as discovery and also, in part, a sentimental journey. Almost forty years ago, Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now he stops at his old school, sees former students, revisits his African friends. He finds astonishing, devastating changes wherever he goes. “Africa is materially more decrepit than it was when I first knew it,” he writes, “hungrier, poorer, less educated, more pessimistic, more corrupt, and you can’t tell the politicians from the witch doctors. Not that Africa is one place. It is an assortment of motley republics and seedy chiefdoms. I got sick, I got stranded, but I was never bored. In fact, my trip was a delight and a revelation.” Seeing firsthand what is happening across Africa, Theroux is as obsessively curious and wittily observant as always, and his readers will find themselves on an epic and enlightening journey. Dark Star Safari is one of his bravest and best books.


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Dark Star Safari

Theroux, Paul

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET NEAR FINE. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 1ST PRINTING. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE COPY.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland From Cairo to Capetown.

Theroux, Paul

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. First edition of one of the Theroux's finest books, which takes the reader through the heart of the African continent. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Paul Theroux on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by John Gall. In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News).

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Mariner Books. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

2003-05-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

Product details Hardcover: 472 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (23 March 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618134247

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Paul Theroux

2004-01-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Paul Theroux

2004-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

2003-02-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

2004-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari

PAUL THEROUX

2003-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (Penguin Celebrations)

Paul Theroux

2007-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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DARK STAR SAFARI

THEROUX PAUL

MARINER. New. 8.66 x 5.62 cm.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul.

Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. B00061XNO8 New Condition. . New.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. 0618134247 New Condition. . New.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 8vo. 472 pp. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Title page inscribed by Paul Theroux.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Dark Star Safari

Paul Theroux

Whole Story Audiobooks. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. 0618134247 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

2003-05-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

2003-02-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Paul Theroux

2004-04-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Dark Star Safari

Paul Theroux

Product details Paperback: 512 pages Publisher: Penguin UK (7 August 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0140281118

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618446877 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618446877 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Hamish Hamilton, 2002. First edition-2nd printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Near fine/VGC. Hamish Hamilton, 2002. First edition-2nd printing (2). Brown hardback (gilt lettering to the spine, small nicks on the edges of the cover) in near fine condition, with Dj (small stain mark inside the edges of the back Dj cover, small creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC. Illustrated with b/w maps. Nice and clean pages but slightly yellow on the outer edges, light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 498pp. Price un-clipped. Heavy book .

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Dark Star Safari: een reis van Ca?ro naar Kaapstad

Theroux, Paul

Atlas. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Dark Star Safari: een reis van Ca?ro naar Kaapstad

Theroux, Paul

Olympus. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618446877 signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland From Cairo To Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. First Printing of the First Edition. HB. Quarter black cloth over black paper covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo, 472 pp. Red endpapers. Signed and inscribed by the author on title page "To Jennifer, Paul Theroux." No marks in book, binding tight. In a clean, unclipped dust jacket. Book condition Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 472, sketch maps. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 2003. Fifth Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Signed by Author.

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Dark Star Safari

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari - Paperback. BRAND NEW.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. First Printing. good, good. 24 cm, 472, maps. Theroux travels from Cairo to Cape Town by train, boat, and cattle truck, passing some of the most beautiful, and life-threatening, landscapes on earth.

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Dark Star Safari

Theroux, Paul

Houghton Mifflin, 2003. First Edition/First Printing. Very Good with shelfwear. Brodart protected, ships in a box.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town.

Theroux, Paul.

Houghton Mifflin & Co., 2003. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dust jacket, in mylar cover.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

THEROUX, Paul

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 2003. Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

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Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2004. First McClelland Paperback Edition . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST PRINTING # LINE TO 1. Very good white gray trade paperback. Slight use, black X bottom edge. (2004), 8vo, 472pp. "There is everything here for the red-blooded armchair traveller." Christopher Ondaatje "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

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DARK STAR SAFARI: Overland from Cairo to Capetown.

Theroux, Paul.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, (2003.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. 3rd printing. A trip through some of the most threatened and beautiful land in the world, by train, dugout canoe, chicken bus and truck. Forty years after Theroux first went to Africa to teach in the bush in Malawi, he finds devasting changes - poorer, more decrepit, more pessimistic, less educated, more corrupt. 472 pp.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Paul Theroux

Mariner Books, 2004-04-05. 1st Mariner Bk Ed.2004,. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618446877 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Dark Star Safari

THEROUX, PAUL

Hamish Hamilton 2002. Hardcover imperial octavo (NF) in d/w (NF) ; all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost.

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Price: NZD $22.50
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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

Toronto: Emblem Editions, pp. 472, sketch maps.""This is travel as discovery and also, in part, a sentimental journey. Almost forty years ago, Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now he stops at his old school, sees former students, revisits his African friends. He finds astonishing, devastating changes wherever he goes. ?frica is… 2003. First edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 8vo.

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dark star safari

paul theroux

houghton mifflin, 2003. Hardcover. Very Good. Not Ex-Library Copy... Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket...Text Unmarked....Binding Is Solid...Not Ex-Library Copy... first edition, first printing with complete number line starting with number 1..

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Towns

Theroux, Paul.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 1st ed. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 472 pages. Award-winning travel writer describes his journey by train, dugout canoe, native bus, and cattle truck...discovering an Africa worse-off than when he worked there forty years ago. Near Fine/Near Fine. Clean, tight, unmarked. Square corners. Item #: E1392.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 091819

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Price: $14.18


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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. 100% guaranteed. 092319

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. 100% guaranteed. 091119

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Theroux, Paul

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 091619

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 472pp. Extremities book & Dj lightly rubbed.. Hb. VG+/VG+.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Paul Theroux

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003-03-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Theroux, Paul

Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 1st Edition 1st Printing ; full # line. Soft cover. Very Good. First Printing *(full # line) Whistle-clean inside and out, has one dog ear inside and corners are a tiny bit softened, no creases, binding is fine. Selected as Book of the Year, NY Times, , S F Chronicle, Seattle Times, San Jose Mercury News.

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