Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats in Battersea by the Thames. The novel centralizes around the idea of liminality, expanding upon it to include the notion: 'liminal people,' people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but somewhere in-between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" (whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues) comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.

The 2162nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Offshore Audible Audio Edition 55732 $8.13 2016
Offshore Hardcover 2575606 $59.58 $0.01
Offshore Paperback 1001160 $6.34 $1.40 1998
Offshore: Human Voices and Beginning of Spring Hardcover 1183299 $21.00 $8.99 2003
Offshore Paperback 548769 $3.96 $0.01 1998
Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Spring (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 1020394 $19.88 $11.49 2003
[Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Spring (Everyman's Library)] [By: Fitzgerald, Penelope] [September, 2003] Hardcover 8527200 $58.69 $47.60 2003
Offshore: A Novel Paperback 432289 $7.95 $7.45 2014
Offshore Paperback 8829845 $2.98 $1.98 2009
Offshore Kindle Edition 146922 $9.39 1998
Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Spring (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 124651 $13.93 $13.74 2003