William Golding

William Golding by John Carey
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Authors
John Carey
ISBN
9781439187326
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
573
Dimensions
172 x 248 x 45mm
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In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher, rejected by every major publisher--until an editor pulled Lord of the Flies off the rejection pile. He went on to become one of the most popular and influential British authors since World War II--disheveled and darkly humorous, sometimes more disturbing than he is palatable, and above all fascinating. Yet despite the fame and acclaim, the renowned author saw himself as a monster--a reclusive depressive ruled by his fears, who battled alcoholism throughout his life. In addition to being a schoolteacher, Golding was a scientist, a sailor and a poet before becoming a bestselling author, and his embitterment and alienation, his family, the women in his past, along with his war experiences, inform his work. This is the first book to unpack the life and character of a man whose entire oeuvre dealt with the conflict between light and dark in the human soul.--From publisher description.
ISBN:
9781439187326
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2010
Pages:
573
Dimensions:
172 x 248 x 45mm

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