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    DescriptionWilliam Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose 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 novel, was an immediate success, and was followed by a series of remarkable novels, 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.

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    William Golding
    The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies"
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    By (author) John Carey
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571231638
    ISBN 10: 0571231632

    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC22: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
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    03 September 2009
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    John 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.'