Close Quarters: With an introduction by Ronald Blythe

Dr Dr Ronald Blythe (introduction), William Golding

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 07-11-2013

£8.99

The second volume of William Golding’s Sea Trilogy In a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a ship becalmed halfway to Australia. The sequel to Rites of Passage, Close Quarters, the second volume in Golding’s acclaimed sea trilogy, is imbued with his extraordinary sense of menace.

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The second volume of William Golding’s 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. The sequel to Rites of Passage, Close Quarters, the second volume in Golding’s acclaimed sea trilogy, is imbued with his extraordinary sense of menace. 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.255 kg
Dimensions 20 × 128 × 199 mm
Page Count 320