Close Quarters by William GoldingClose Quarters by William Golding

Close Quarters

byWilliam Golding

Paperback | December 24, 2013

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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, fête-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.

In a long and distinguished career Ronald Blythe's work includes Akenfield, his classic study of English village life, poetry, fiction, essays, short stories, history and literary criticism. His work has been filmed, widely translated, awarded literary prizes and his 'voice' recognised as one of special originality.Blythe is President ...
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Title:Close QuartersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:December 24, 2013Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571298567

ISBN - 13:9780571298563

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