Riders in the Chariot
by Patrick White
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1961 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, ex-library, previous owners inscription to front end-paper, tape marks to front and back end-papers, stamps to front end-paper and title page, foxing to side-edges, spine slightly weakening but text and book firm and straight, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with small tears on edges, (see photographs)
"It is concerned chiefly with four people and with the vision that is the centre of each of their lives but which they keep hidden from the world. The first of them is a strange woman, whom all the neighbours think mad, living in a vast, crumbling house where a wall may crack away or a tree invade the room and hardly be noticed. The second is a Jew who has escaped the gas chambers of Germany; the third a simple, kind person, a laundress, married to a drunkard; the fourth an aboriginal with an obsessive gift for painting which is his only contact with the world."