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Rites of Passage

(1980)
(The first book in the To the Ends of the Earth series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Booker Prize Best Novel
In the cabin of an ancient, stinking warship bound for Australia, a man writes a journal to entertain his godfather back in England. With wit and disdain he records mounting tensions on board, as an obsequious clergyman attracts the animosity of the tyrannical captain and surly crew.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for William Golding's Rites of Passage

Hardback Editions

June 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rites of Passage (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-7451-7140-0 / 978-0-7451-7140-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rites of Passage
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-11639-6 / 978-0-571-11639-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rites of Passage
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-374-25086-3 / 978-0-374-25086-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

April 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rites of Passage: Introduced by Annie Proulx
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-37164-7 / 978-0-571-37164-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rites of Passage: With an introduction by Robert McCrum
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-29854-0 / 978-0-571-29854-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rites Of Passage
Author(s): Golding ,
ISBN: 1-877727-12-1 / 978-1-877727-12-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: White Pine Press
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rites of Passage (FF Classics)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-20943-2 / 978-0-571-20943-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rites of Passage
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-19144-4 / 978-0-571-19144-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: RITES OF PASSAGE (To the Ends of the Earth)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-374-52640-0 / 978-0-374-52640-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rites of Passage
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-86721-061-3 / 978-0-86721-061-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playboy Paperback
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January 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rites of Passage
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-571-11788-0 / 978-0-571-11788-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

April 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rites of Passage: To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2022 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Rites of Passage: To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rites of Passage: To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2022 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rites of Passage: To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Rites of Passage (Penguin/Faber audiobooks)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 0-14-086395-8 / 978-0-14-086395-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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March 1990 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Complete & Unabridged (Rites of Passage)
Author(s): William Golding
ISBN: 1-85089-700-X / 978-1-85089-700-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Rites of Passage
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher:
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November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rites of Passage: With an introduction by Robert McCrum (Sea Trilogy)
Author(s): William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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