The Paper Men. William Golding.
The Paper Men
The Paper Men
The Paper Men
The Paper Men
The Paper Men

The Paper Men

ISBN: 0571132065
London, England: Faber and Faber, 1984. First UK Edition. Hardcover. "Fame, success, fortune: a drink problem slipping over the border-line into alcoholism, a dead marriage, the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. For Wilfred Barclay, novelist, the final, unbearable irritation is Professor Rick L. Tucker, implacable in his determination to become The Barclay Man. Locked in a lethal relationship they stumble half-blindly across Europe, shedding wives, self-respect, illusions. They confront terrifying abysses- physical, emotional, spiritual- continually change roles, change themselves; change the worlds about them. The climax, when it comes, is as inevitable as it is unexpected." (from back cover) The final novel published during the lifetime of William Golding (1911-1993), the great British writer whose first novel, Lord of the Flies, immortalized him in the world literary canon, read & studied the world over by young people (including this writer during Junior High School...) as with J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Though sometimes overshadowed by his most famous book, Golding was the prolific author of many other very profound & powerful works, including this "Ferociously powerful, unpredictable, unclassifiable..." (back cover) late novel. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first British edition, published the same year (1984) as the American edition. The previous year (1983), Golding was awarded the all-prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature, as noted on jacket front cover. Another key collectible in the Golding canon, in its rarest original form. Book in very fine condition with only tiny bumps at corners of front, back covers; mild browning & spotting to upper edge of text block; much less at side & lower edges of same. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing, scratching & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #4633]

Price: $60.00

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