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The Resource William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies, a life, John Carey

William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies, a life, John Carey

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William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies, a life
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William Golding
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the man who wrote Lord of the flies, a life
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John Carey
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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
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Title
William Golding
Creator
Summary
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
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James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2009.
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DLC
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  • 823/.914
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6013.O35
LC item number
Z5963 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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John Carey
William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies, a life, John Carey
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William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies, a life, John Carey
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Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn464593458
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 573 p.
Isbn
9781439187326
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009046960
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)464593458

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