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- DescriptionWilliam Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasese College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. Afterwards he returned to being a schoolmaster in Salisbury. Lord of the Flies , his first vel, was an immediate success, and was followed by a series of remarkable vels, including The Inheritors , Pincher Martin and The Spire . He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.
- Author BiographyJohn Carey is Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, a distinguished critic, reviewer and broadcaster, and the author of several books, including studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, as well as The Intellectuals and the Masses. He is the editor of Faber anthologies of Reportage, Utopias and Science. His most recent book, What Good are the Arts?, was praised by Blake Morrison as 'incisive and inspirational.'
- PrizesWinner of James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2009.
- Author(s)John Carey
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication03/09/2009
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight895 g
- Width160 mm
- Height243 mm
- Spine45 mm
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