Cover of: The Spire | William Golding

The Spire

New Ed edition

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Published by Faber and Faber .

About the Book

Told in a stream-of-consciousness narrative, this is a story of obsession. Against the advice of his builder, the Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, slowly dying from tuberculosis, plans the construction of a towering spire atop the cathedral as the culmination of his life’s work but becomes increasingly deranged as the construction faces constant problems due to the sheer grandiosity of the work.

First Sentence

He was laughing, chin up, and shaking his head.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
224
Dimensions
7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches
Weight
5.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7858259M
Internet Archive
spire00will
ISBN 10
0571225462
ISBN 13
9780571225460
Library Thing
68915
Goodreads
1041865
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