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An Egyptian Journal

Golding, William, Sir

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ISBN 10: 0571135935 / ISBN 13: 9780571135936
Published by Faber & Faber, 1985
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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207 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Golding's non-fiction travel journal from a trip to Egypt in 1983. Beautifully written account with many photographs documenting his journey. Very good in very good dust jacket. Slight yellowing to pages yet a near fine copy. Straight and tight binding. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000021

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Title: An Egyptian Journal

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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William Golding's interest in ancient Egypt has previously been expressed in two essays, and in the novella The Scorpion God. This account covers his journey down the Nile in today's Egypt. He recalls his trip honestly and humorously, and shares his feelings about Egypt past and present.

About the Author:

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.

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