The Black House

Front Cover
Pocket Books, 1984 - Fiction - 276 pages
12 Reviews
A mysterious, sensual presence that pervades their rented English village house threatens the marriage of anthropologist Alfred Munday, after he and his wife return from ten years in the African jungle

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
5
3 stars
3
2 stars
2
1 star
2

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

When Alfred and Emma Munday return from Africa they buy a house in the Dorset countryside. Their marriage is slowly disintergrating and when ghostly occurances start happening to them they don't tell ... Read full review

Review: The Black House

User Review  - Mark Levandoski - Goodreads

Boring. I didnt get it? Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
22
Copyright

15 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1984)

Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society. His title Lower River made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Bibliographic information