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Close Quarters

(1987)
(The second book in the To the Ends of the Earth series)
A novel by

 
 
Following "Rites of Passage", this is second of Golding's "Sea Trilogy". Half-way to Australia in a wilderness of heat, stillness and sea mists, a ball is held on a becalmed ship. In this surreal atmosphere the passengers dance and flirt, while beneath them thickets of weed spread over the hull.


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Used availability for William Golding's Close Quarters

Hardback Editions

April 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Close Quarters (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-7451-7215-6 / 978-0-7451-7215-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Close Quarters (To the End of the Earth)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-374-12510-4 / 978-0-374-12510-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Close Quarters
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-14779-8 / 978-0-571-14779-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber Inc
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June 1987 : Hardback
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Title: Close Quarters
Author(s): William GOLDING
ISBN: 9994808419 / 978-9994808410
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Close Quarters: With an introduction by Ronald Blythe
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-29856-7 / 978-0-571-29856-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Close Quarters (Sea Trilogy)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-19145-2 / 978-0-571-19145-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Close Quarters: A Novel (To the Ends of the Earth)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-374-52636-2 / 978-0-374-52636-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Close Quarters
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-15167-1 / 978-0-571-15167-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

November 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Close Quarters (Penguin Audiobooks)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-14-086432-6 / 978-0-14-086432-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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June 1990 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Close Quarters: Complete & Unabridged (Isis)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 1-85089-790-5 / 978-1-85089-790-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Close Quarters: With an introduction by Ronald Blythe (Sea Trilogy)
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU