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Picture Palace

(1978)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel
World-famous photographer Maude Coffin Pratt has pointed her lens at the beautiful, obscure, and obscene, and at the private places and public parts of the famous, from Gertrude Stein to Graham Greene. When the seventy-year-old Maude rummages through her archives in preparation for a triumphant retrospective, the resurrected images unleash a flood of suppressed memories--of her extraordinary life, her celebrated subjects, and the dark, painful secret at the core of her existence.

Theroux's "superbly crafted, elegantly controlled novel" (Washington Post Book Review)

"Profound and effective, not to mention entertaining.. . . For all the peculiar brilliance of its surface, Picture Palace is a novel whose depths you can drown in.. . . Absolutely brilliant." --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"Dazzling. . . audacious. . . altogether captivating." --The Philadelphia Inquirer


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"Vibrant and compelling...Paul Theroux at his satirical best." - Anne Tyler


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Hardback Editions

May 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Picture Palace
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-395-26475-8 / 978-0-395-26475-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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September 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Picture Palace
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-89991-5 / 978-0-241-89991-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Picture Palace: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-544-34080-9 / 978-0-544-34080-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Picture Palace
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-14-005072-8 / 978-0-14-005072-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Picture Palace
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-671-63844-0 / 978-0-671-63844-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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April 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Picture Palace
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-345-28042-3 / 978-0-345-28042-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Picture Palace: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Mariner Books
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