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A reissue of the tour de force by the Nobel laureate that is "a vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes" (The New York Times Book Review). It opens during the London blitz, when a naked child steps out of an all-consuming fire; that child, Matty, becomes a wanderer and a seeker. Two more lost children await him, twins as exquisite as they are loveless. In a final conflagration, William Golding's book lights up both the inner and outer darknesses of...

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Overview

A reissue of the tour de force by the Nobel laureate that is "a vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes" (The New York Times Book Review). It opens during the London blitz, when a naked child steps out of an all-consuming fire; that child, Matty, becomes a wanderer and a seeker. Two more lost children await him, twins as exquisite as they are loveless. In a final conflagration, William Golding's book lights up both the inner and outer darknesses of our time.

This chilling mystery by the Nobel Prize-winning author focuses on the half-hidden evil so convincingly evoked in Lord of the Flies.

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John Thompson
Golding's magical fable...draws us with seductive words into a vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes.
The New York Times Book Review
John Thompson
Golding's magical fable...draws us with seductive words into a vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes.
The New York Times Book Review, 1979
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374530518
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 12/12/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 384,891
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

William Golding (1911–93) was born in Cornwall, England. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954 and became an international bestseller. In 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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