The Book Committee, on which Faber, Eliot and the rest had once spent those long afternoons, still existed and an editor still had to make a case before it. In Golding won the Nobel Prize for Literature. An apparently new venture towards the end of the s was the publication of books on film and television. The Faber film list, at the time a novel venture, was set up by Walter Donohue at that moment in the mids when Channel 4, Goldcrest Films and others had opened up the British Film industry to new talent. In the s the Faber sense of cultural seriousness embraced both cinema and television.
There had also long been some Faber television plays, and these continued. An early experiment with publishing screenplays was The Screenplays of Woody Allen in Now there was a section in the catalogue called Performing Arts, to which new plays were also attached. There was Scorsese on Scorsese , as well as books by film directors Wenders, Wajda and Tarkovsky, and more screenplays. The financial success of Cats gave the company the confidence to embark, in , on a comprehensive makeover of its book jackets.
The work was given to an outside design consultancy: Pentagram, under the direction of John McConnell, who himself became a board member. Pentagram would now design all jackets and paperback covers.
In the company published his own wordless graphic novel The Depository. A Dream Book. The rebranding of Faber came at a time when across publishing all aspects of promotion had taken on a new importance. This included author publicity and under the aegis of publicity director Joanna Mackle the profile of Faber authors was unusually high.
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The Faber poetry list kept its select status, with Craig Raine, whose own collection, Rich, would be published by Faber in , as poetry editor from The craine is exotic enough to have come from another planet. Though the plarkin is of a great and wry beauty, the roost is ruled by thughes. Meanwhile, at the suggestion of Matthew Evans, the two most famous members of the Faber aviary collaborated to edit what has probably been because of its popularity in schools the most influential poetry anthology of the last quarter century, The Rattle Bag The first volume of The Letters of T.
Larkin died in , an event that seemed of no less public significance because he had published no new collection of poetry for more than a decade. His Collected Poems , edited by Anthony Thwaite, was published in Art and Architecture remained; Giles de la Mare, son of Richard, an editorial director from to the early s, was responsible for this list, as well as for books in the fields of music, history, archaeology and biography.
The books on military history, astronomy and horticulture, however, had largely disappeared, and the publications on games and cooking were dwindling though the Faber Wine Series, which began in , prospered. Cart items. Toggle navigation. English Fiction Historical Fiction.
Log-in or create an account first! Green cloth covered boards have gilt text on spine. Book is very slightly cocked, spine ends rolled, bump to head of spine, light dust soiling to top edge. Unclipped, unpriced DJ has end of spine edge wear. Date of the book's acquisition and Gatenby's signature on ffep. Golding has flatsigned with black sharpie on second half-title page.
Digital images available on request. Bookseller's Inventory Signed by Author. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Green Cloth. London: Faber Faber Inc, First Edition.. Copyright date , first edition, first printing. Signed by the Author on the Fly Title. Winner of the Booker McConnell Prize. Dark green cloth over boards with gold lettering on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust Jacket no tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible Signed book.
ISBN: 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.
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Jacket photograph by Jerry Bauer. William Golding was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 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 and was knighted in Seller: Raptis Rare Books Published: First edition.. A first edition of this novel by William Golding. William Golding was an English writer, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in for his novels. Condition: In a green cloth binding in original clipped dustwrapper.
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Externally, in lovely condition. Dustwrapper is excellent with just some slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean.
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Rites of Passage William Golding Ships with Tracking Number! Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Review Copy with the publisher's slip laid-in. Signed by Golding on the title page. Faint beginning foxing on the topedge, spine cloth with trifle rubbing; dustjacket with upper corners just touched. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. First volume of Golding's Sea Trilogy. Review Copy. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.
First edition and first print published by Faber in The wrapper has some minor wear to the top right corner tip of the front panel and mild rubbing to the top of the spine. The book has a couple of marks to the front board. The scarce booker band has a crease to the spine and occasional wear. Very Good. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Advance Review Copy; First Printing.
A first Printing of the First Edition, Advance Review Copy, in Fine condition and housed in a dust-jacket that is equally as impressive. A publishers insert laid in; From the author of Lord of the Flies, Rites of Passage is a literary achievement thta delves into the rituals that mark the progression of life as witnessed on a shipping vessel. Rites of Passage. Faber and Faber. Original green cloth; pp. First edition. Seller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. Published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Quarter black cloth with gilt lettering and yellow paper over boards. Rear board with a very faint scuff. Dust jacket not price clipped, with the lightest bit of wear to edges. Signed by Golding on title page. A very nice clean copy. First Edition, first printing. First American Edition.
A fine copy in a near-fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy was signed by William Golding on the half title page--signature only.