Free Fall Synopsis

Sammy Mountjoy, artist, rises from poverty and an obscure birth to see his pictures hung in the Tate Gallery. Swept into World War II, he is taken as a prisoner-of-war, threatened with torture, then locked in a cell of total darkness to wait. He emerges from his cell transfigured from his ordeal, and begins to realise what man can be and what he has gradually made of himself through his own choices. But did those accumulated choices also begin to deprive him of his free will?

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'A fiercely distinguished book.' Frank Kermode

 

'It is one of those rare books that should be read by people who don't normally read novels at all. It will stand, I believe, as one of those books against which other books are measures.' Tribune

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ISBN: 9780571298518
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571298518
Publication date: 4th April 2013
Author: William Golding, John Gray
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About William Golding, John Gray

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 ...

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