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Rites of Passage
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Rites of Passage by Sir William Golding

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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.Then a single passenger, the obsequious Reverend Colley, attracts the animosity of the sailors, and in the seclusion of the fo'castle something happens to bring him into a "hell of degradation," where shame is a force deadlier than the sea itself.Winner of the 1980 Booker Prize

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374526405
ISBN-10: 0374526400
Format: Paperback / softback
(217mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sir William Golding

William Golding (1911 93) was born in Cornwall, England. His first novel, "Lord of the Flies," was published in 1954 and became an international bestseller. In 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."

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