Rites of Passage

By: Golding, William

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Book Condition: Fine

Sailing to Australia in the early years of the nineteenth century, Edmund Talbot keeps a journal to amuse his godfather back in England. Full of wit and disdain, he records the mounting tensions on the ancient, sinking warship where officers, sailors, soldiers and emigrants jostle in the cramped spaces below decks.

A first-rate historical novel that is also a novel of ideas--a taut, beautifully controlled short book with none of the windiness or costumed pageantry so often associated with fiction attempts to reanimate the past... [It is] the best of Golding's novels since Lord of the Flies. [ The New York Review of Books]

Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has a hint of handling. 8vo; 8.25 inches tall; 278 pages. First Edition, First Printing.

Winner of the 1980 Booker Prize.

Title: Rites of Passage

Author Name: Golding, William

Categories: Award Winning Books and Authors, MODERN LITERATURE - Fiction, Historical Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1980

ISBN Number: 0374250863

ISBN Number 13: 9780374250867

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011411

Keywords: Historical Fiction Award winning,