The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea - Vintage Quarterbound Classics


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Publisher's Synopsis

A beautiful hardback edition of the great Japanese classic.

'Mishima's greatest novel, and one of the greatest of the past century' The Times

A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'.

When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic.

They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

A tale of youth and warped masculinity, rediscover the suspenseful and deeply ominous classic with this special edition.

'A page-turning novel...a timeless classic' Independent

Vintage Quarterbound Classics: Bound to be beautiful

Book information

ISBN: 9781784879723
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 895.635
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5943
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 212g
Height: 205mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 17mm