The Scorpion God – William Golding (1971) (1st ed)


The Scorpion God – William Golding (1971) (1st ed)


First edition, first impression of Golding’s The Scorpion God, consisting of three short novels.

Title: The Scorpion God: Three Short Novels

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1971. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Very slight foxing and tanning to the edges of the dust jacket. Small inscriptions in pencil of ffep. 178pp., app 8″ by 5″.

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(The third story, Envoy Extraordinary, was first published in a collection in 1956. The other two are presented here for the first time.)

About the book (from Goodreads):

Three short novels show Golding at his subtle, ironic, mysterious best. The Scorpion God depicts a challenge to primal authority as the god-ruler of an ancient civilization lingers near death. Clonk Clonk is a graphic account of a crippled youth’s triumph over his tormentors in a primitive matriarchal society. Envoy Extraordinary is a tale of Imperial Rome where the emperor loves his illegitimate son more than his own arrogant, loutish heir.