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Darkness Visible by William Golding, Philip Hensher
  

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With a stunning new cover and an introduction by novelist, critic and journalist Philip Hensher Darkness Visible is a spooky and moving novel set in the London Blitz exploring the inner and outer darkness of our world.

These William Golding books have been re-published, with new covers and introductions from current authors, as part of the ongoing events marking the centenary of Golding’s birth in 1911.

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Synopsis

Darkness Visible by William Golding, Philip Hensher

This title comes with an introduction by Philip Hensher. Darkness Visible opens at the height of the London Blitz, when a naked child steps out of an all-consuming fire. Miraculously saved but hideously scarred, soon tormented at school and at work, Matty becomes a wanderer, a seeker after some unknown redemption. Two more lost children await him, twins as exquisite as they are loveless. Toni dabbles in political violence; Sophy, in sexual tyranny. As Golding weaves their destinies together, his book reveals both the inner and outer darkness of our world.

Reviews

'An intensity of vision without parallel.' TLS

'A vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes...Magic.' New York Times Book Review

About the Author

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. 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.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

William Golding, Philip Hensher

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571298570

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