London: Faber and Faber, 1979. First UK edition. Hardcover. 265pp. Small octavo [20 cm] Dark red paper covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine. The edges of the covers are lightly bumped and rubbed. The dust jacket is in near fine condition. Lightly rubbed. Item #20529
From the jacket- "William Golding has written a story of our times, a chilling mystery which never ceases to mystify. The master of disturbing suggestion, he stirs up the sediment of dark thoughts and half-ideas within us all; but for the reader as well as the characters, the reality of inarticulate fear emerges more clearly than ever."