Originally published in 1864, this volume is a telling of the journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents the author's account of the wilderness. It is a personal story of exterior and interior discoveries in a natural setting.
Paul Theroux is a travel writer who is widely credited with reviving the genre in 1975 with his The Great Railway Bazaar . Among his other books are the novels Chicago Loop and Mosquito Coast . He lives on Cape Cod and in Hawaii.