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This is an auction for RIDERS IN THE CHARIOT by Patrick White.

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"Riders in the Chariot is the sixth published novel by Australian Author Patrick White, Nobel Prize winner of 1973. It was published in 1961 and won the Miles Franklin Award in that year. It also won the 1965 Gold Medal of the Australian Literature Society. The novel is the story of the lives of four loosely connected people, whose common link is the mystic experience of the chariot of the title described in the Book of Ezekiel and traces their lives towards the point where they realise they share the same vision. We are introduced to each character in turn, and their personal struggles are explored against the backdrop of Sarsaparilla, a fictional mid-20th century suburb in Australia, often thought to be based on White's place of residence of that time, at Showground Road, Castle Hill, Sydney in New South Wales. The topography in the novel suggests that Castle Hill post office and Old Castle Hill Road environs have been used as the setting. Dr Herborn of the novel is likely adopted from the Herborn family that lived in Old Castle Hill Road at that time. The town of Barranugli appears to be the city of Parramatta, a bus trip from Castle Hill, near a waterway and on the railway line as described for the character, Himmelfarb's day trip to Paradise East. The novel combines literature, mysticism and suburban life in 1950s Australia. The novel shows the ignorance and prejudice of the everyday people in reaction to the few who see the infinite, snowballing with catastrophic consequences..."

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Hardback 1961. (1st edition.)

552 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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