Darkness Visible

by William Golding, Philip Hensher

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Darkness Visible Synopsis

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.

Darkness Visible Press 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

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ISBN: 9780571298570
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571298570
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: William Golding, Philip Hensher
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About William Golding, Philip Hensher

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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