New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964. First American Edition. Cloth. 8vo, black cloth with gilt spine lettering, cream endpapers, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket of man holding the model of a cathedral spire by Paul Bacon Studio, vi + 218 pages. Very Good / Very Good. Item #799
William Golding (1911-1993) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988, and was awarded the prestigeous Booker prize in 1980. The Nobel Foundation cited: "his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today."
In another convincing blend of Goldingesque allegory-and-parable, The Spire explores the complex, ego-driven vision that animates Dean Jocelin to erect an immense new spire above his cathedral. The strains test the limits of everybody who surrounds him. All too soon, the stone pillars shriek as the earth beneath them heaves under the crushing weight.
Very good condition internally and externally.