Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools is generally considered one of the best novels of the 20th century. This soft cover copy is a Signet Books publication and was printed in 1963. The book is in read condition, intact and unmarked but has a water stain at the bottom that doesn't go through to the text. It is 476 pages.
Ship of Fools chronicles the voyage of a shipload of passengers to a doomed Germany of 1931. The passenger list includes lovers, widows, and widowers, husbands and wives, and children born and bred in evil. The trip is described in terrifying intimacy. Porter uses a the microcosm of a ship to show how the most monstrous things can grow out of fear.