Stated First Edition hardcover is in good condition and shows modest signs of wear to covers. DJ is protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. 275 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 1970 ISBN: B001230WYI The setting of the story is the magnificent ocean liner SS New York: our world in microcosm. Here is the establishment, complete with power figures: captain, mate, purser, ship's doctor. Here, too, is a silent majority: the well-heeled and well-fleshed middle-class passengers in the first and second-class staterooms. And here, teeming in overcrowded tourist-class cabins like ants in an anthill, are the young: sixteen hundred kids coming home from a summer's roving in Europe.