Rites of PassageBook - 1982
Sailing to Australia in the early years of the nineteenth century, Edmund Talbot keeps a journal to amuse his godfather back in England. Full of wit and disdain, he records the mounting tensions on the ancient, sinking warship where officers, sailors, soldiers and emigrants jostle in the cramped spaces below decks.
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 1982, c1980
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 20 cm