Rites of Passage - William GoldingFaber & Faber, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.
From the cover: “An ancient ship of the line converted to general purposes is making her way from the South of England to Australia. She carries a few guns, some cargo, some animals, some seamen, some soldiers, some emigrants and a few ladies and gentlemen. There is a clergyman of the Church of England. There is Wilmot Brocklebank, lithographer, marine artist and portrait painter. There is a young army officer. Representing the higher echelons of administration is young Mr Talbot, setting out with the utmost confidence towards a distinguished career. But the voyage teaches him some unexpected things. It affords him more opportunities for observing the ceremonies that mark a progress through life – more chances for a mixture of acute observation and sheer misjudgement – than he could possibly record in his journal; though, for his godfather’s entertainment, he tries his best.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 278
Cover Art By: Cathie Felstead