Rites of Passage: With an introduction by Robert McCrum (Sea Trilogy)

Rites of Passage: With an introduction by Robert McCrum (Sea Trilogy)

William Golding


The first quantity of William Golding's Sea Trilogy.

Sailing to Australia within the early years of the 19th century, Edmund Talbot retains a magazine to amuse his godfather again in England. jam-packed with wit and disdain, he documents the mounting tensions at the historic, sinking warship the place officials, sailors, infantrymen and emigrants jostle within the cramped areas less than decks. Then a unmarried passenger, the obsequious Reverend Colley, draws the animosity of the sailors, and within the seclusion of the fo'castle anything occurs to convey him right into a 'hell of degradation', the place disgrace is a strength deadlier than the ocean itself.

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