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    The Double Tongue (Paperback) By (author) William Golding, Introduction by Meg Rosoff

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    DescriptionWith an introduction by Meg Rosoff William Golding's final novel, left in draft at his death, tells the story of a priestess of Apollo. Arieka is one of the last to prophesy at Delphi, in the shadowy years when the Romans were securing their grip on the tribes and cities of Greece. The plain, unloved daughter of a local grandee, she is rescued from the contempt and neglect of her family by her Delphic role. Her ambiguous attitude to the god and her belief in him seem to move in parallel with the decline of the god himself - but things are more complicated than they appear. "A remarkable work...A compelling storyteller as well as a clear-eyed philosopher of the dangerous puzzles of being human." (The Times). "A wonderful central character. The story stretches out as clean and dry and clear as the beach in Lord of the Flies." (Independent). "Feline, deadpan and at moments hilarious." (Observer).


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    Title
    The Double Tongue
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Golding, Introduction by Meg Rosoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571298532
    ISBN 10: 0571298532
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.914
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Fiction
    Publication date
    04 April 2013
    Author Information
    William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. 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 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.