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    DescriptionThis is a new one-volume edition of this classic sequence of sea novels set in the early nineteenth century, about a voyage from England to Australia. "Rites of Passage" (Winner of the Booker Prize): "The work of a master at the full stretch of his age and wisdom". ("The Times"). "Close Quarters": "A feat of imaginative reconstruction, as vivid as a dream". ("Daily Mail"). "Fire Down Below": "Laden to the waterline with a rich cargo of practicalities and poetry, pain and hilarity, drama and exaltation". ("Sunday Times").

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    To the Ends of the Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Golding
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571223213
    ISBN 10: 0571223214

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6013.O35
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNT
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Fiction
    Publication date
    05 August 2004
    Author Information
    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 Walcheren. 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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    "'[Rites of Passage] is the work of a master at the full stretch of his age and wisdom.' The Times; 'Laden to the waterline with a rich cargo of practicalities and poetry, pain and hilarity, drama and exaltation.' Sunday Times"