This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Three short novels show Golding at his subtle, ironic, mysterious best. The Scorpion God depicts a challenge to primal authority as the god-ruler of an ancient civilization lingers near death. Clonk Clonk is a graphic account of a crippled youth's triumph over his tormentors in a primitive matriarchal society. Envoy Extraordinary is a tale of Imperial Rome where the emperor loves his illegitimate son more than his own arrogant, loutish heir.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume, Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Welcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961. Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections The Hot Gates and A Moving Target. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993. The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description FABER AND FABER, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Seller Inventory # BBI2122611
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0002968389
Book Description Faber & Faber Ltd, 1971. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 3835412
Book Description Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0571098665 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Seller Inventory # Z0571098665Z3
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine in a PC Dw. 1st. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 039263
Book Description Hardback published by Faber and Faber, 1971. In good condition with dustwrapper which is a little discoloured. [Ref: DA]. Seller Inventory # 326310
Book Description Faber and Faber, London, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. The volume is lightly pushed at the spine ends and has a small indentation on the bottom edge of the front panel. The lightly edge worn, unclipped, dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has a touch of soiling on the rear panel, light perimeter toning, and a top corner crease on the front flap. Seller Inventory # 13051602
Book Description London : Faber and Faber, 1971. OPBd. mit farb. ill. OSchU. 8°. 178 S. Gutes Exemplar der Erstauflage dieser Ausgabe. Fine copy of the first edition thus. Inkl. Schutzumschlag. Geringe Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 223303
Book Description Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0571098665 with dj. Seller Inventory # K0048715
Book Description Faber and Faber Ltd, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Top edge is foxed. Seller Inventory # 08844