The Witching Ship by Frederic Morton 1st Edition Hardcover HC w/ Dust Jacket 1960 Random House World War II Fiction Novel


Title: The Witching Ship

Author: Frederic Morton

Description: Book is a little bumped at upper fore edge corners. Light bumping and wear to head and tail of spine. Pages are free of marks and binding is sound. Dust jacket has a just a bit of wear to extremities; light rubbing/soiling to surfaces; not price clipped; price has been crossed through and an .49 written in ink next to it. DJ has been placed in an archival mylar sleeve. Stated first printing, 1960.

An eerie, intense and unpleasant fascination characterizes this story of an eight days' voyage of a luxury cruise ship-Dutch and presumably neutral- pressed into service early in the war as a transport ship for refugees, only to be caught in its final days, with the news that Rotterdam had been blasted from the sky. Those eight days are mirrored in a vacuum: on the side, the terrors of escaping Hitler's Europe, with shreds of dignity and hastily gathered portable possessions and memories of past grandeurs and future obliquies; on the other, a thin scattering of Americans, homeward bound, seeking fleeting sensations snatched in passing. --Kirkus Reviews

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Random House

Place: New York

Year: 1960

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 5.5 x 8 inches.

Pages: 271 pages.

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