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Close Quarters by William Golding (1987 1st UK Edition Hardback)


£15.00

Acceptable good reading condition used
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

1987 First UK Edition published by
Faber and Faber Limited, London.
Author: William Golding.
ISBN: 0571147798.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 28mm d.

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Close Quarters by William Golding

Condition and Description:

Acceptable good reading condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

1987 First UK Edition published by Faber and Faber Limited, London.
Author: William Golding.
ISBN: 0571147798.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 28mm d.

Intact clean used condition dust jacket with some creasing to to edges and corners, plus some rubbing and signs of handling. Intact DJ spine with creasing to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over good condition black cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine. 281 clean/ slightly off white pages of English text, no inscriptions. Some slight foxing to top page ends. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Close Quarters by William Golding:

Close Quarters is the sequel to Rites of Passage and the second volume of ‘A Sea Trilogy’.

In a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a ship becalmed halfway to Australia. In this surreal, fete-like atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath them thickets of weed like green hair spread over the hull.

Half-mad with fear, with drink, with love and opium, everyone on this leaky, unsound hulk is ‘going to pieces’. And in a nightmarish climax the very planks seem to twist themselves alive as the ship begins to come apart at the seams.