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Free Fall by  William Golding - 1st Edition - 1959 - from Adelaide Booksellers (SKU: BIB316353)

Free Fall

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Free Fall

by Golding, William

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London: Faber & Faber. 1959. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ spine is very mildly age-toned with some chipping to ends. Mild chipping to DJ corners. 253 pages. Golding's fourth book which explores freedom of choice with the protagonist being a British POW in a German camp during Word War Two. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Hardback.

Synopsis

"I was standing up, pressed back against the wall, trying not to breathe. I got there in the one movement my body made. My body had many hairs on legs and belly and chest and head, and each had its own life; each inherited a hundred thousand years of loathing and fear for things that scuttle or slide or crawl." from Free Fall Sammy Mountjoy, artist, rises from poverty and an obscure birth to see his pictures hung in the Tate Gallery. Swept into World War II, he is taken as a prisoner-of-war, threatened with torture, then locked in a cell of total darkness to wait. He emerges from his cell like Lazarus from the tomb, seeing infinity in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour. Transfigured by his ordeal, he begins to realize what man can be and what he has gradually made of himself through his own choices. He determines to find the exact point at which the accumulated weight of those choices has deprived him of free will.

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bookseller
Adelaide Booksellers AU (AU)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
BIB316353
Title
Free Fall
Author
Golding, William
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used -
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1959
Bookseller catalogs
Modern 1st;

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Adelaide Booksellers

Returns - all books can be returned within 7 days of receipt IF NOT AS DESCRIBED. Shipping is based on a 1kg parcel. International parcels are shipped by airmail (7 to 10 working days delivery).

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Adelaide Booksellers

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About Adelaide Booksellers

Antiquarian and Secondhand Bookseller. Member ANZAAB.Founded in 1979, Adelaide Booksellers is one of Adelaide's oldest and most respected secondhand and antiquarian booksellers. Members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers [ANZAAB]. Has Adelaide's most comprehensive selection of book on military history. Also a very good range of Australiana books, Childrens's Books, Art and History books.Something for every budget. Now primarily an online/telephone seller but open to the public by arrangement.

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