0571098665 ~ British first edition, first printing. Published by Faber & Faber in 1971. Virtually no wear to the jacket! ! Jacket is neatly price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. The book itself is in Near Fine condition with no bumps or marks. Pages are clean and white. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage. All of our books are marked down 40% until October 1, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Three short novels show Golding at his subtle, ironic, mysterious best. The Scorpion God depicts a challenge to primal authority as the god-ruler of an ancient civilization lingers near death. Clonk Clonk is a graphic account of a crippled youth's triumph over his tormentors in a primitive matriarchal society. Envoy Extraordinary is a tale of Imperial Rome where the emperor loves his illegitimate son more than his own arrogant, loutish heir.
About the Author: William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume, Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Welcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961. Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections The Hot Gates and A Moving Target. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993. The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995.
Title: The Scorpion God
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Faber & Faber Ltd, 1971. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 3835412
Book Description Faber And Faber, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI2122611
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1973. Befriedigend/Good: Durchschnittlich erhaltenes Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollständigen Seiten. / Describes the average WORN book or dust jacket that has all the pages present. Seller Inventory # M00571098665-G
Book Description Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0571098665I3N00
Book Description Hardback published by Faber and Faber, 1971. In good condition with dustwrapper which is a little discoloured. [Ref: DA]. Seller Inventory # 326310
Book Description London : Faber and Faber, 1971. OPBd. mit farb. ill. OSchU. 8°. 178 S. Gutes Exemplar der Erstauflage dieser Ausgabe. Fine copy of the first edition thus. Inkl. Schutzumschlag. Geringe Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 223303
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1971. Hardback. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine in a PC Dw. First UK Edition. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 039263
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Image shows actual item for sale. Book Condition: Very Good; firm binding; contents very good. Jacket Condition: Very Good; price-clipped; slight edge-creasing. Hard Cover Faber and Faber 1971 Fiction. Seller Inventory # 93524
Book Description London: Faber and Faber, 1971., 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 178p. Pale green cloth. VG in VG price-clipped d.wr. (latter very slightly yellowed at top edge). Seller Inventory # BE0305
Book Description Faber, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The jacket is slightly rubbed. Some tape residue and an ownership inscription. Soundly bound. Seller Inventory # dx9