First Edition of William Golding's Booker Prize Winning Novel Rites of Passage; Signed by Him
Rites of Passage.
Item Number: 21094
London: Faber & Faber, 1980.
First edition of the first book in Golding’s A Sea Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by William Golding on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Cathie Felstead. Jacket photograph by Jerry Bauer.
William Golding was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 and was knighted in 1988.