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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.

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Free Fall by William Golding, John Gray
Free Fall
William Golding, John Gray
With a poignant and stylish new cover and an introduction by author and political philosopher John Gray Free Fall, first published in 1959 and written in the first person, is a powerful self-examination of the raw forces that drive humanity...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2013

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