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The Resource William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life, John Carey

William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life, John Carey

Label
William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life
Title
William Golding
Title remainder
the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life
Statement of responsibility
John Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher, rejected by every major publisher--until an editor pulled Lord of the Flies off the rejection pile. He went on to become one of the most popular and influential British authors since World War II--disheveled and darkly humorous, sometimes more disturbing than he is palatable, and above all fascinating. Yet despite the fame and acclaim, the renowned author saw himself as a monster--a reclusive depressive ruled by his fears, who battled alcoholism throughout his life. In addition to being a schoolteacher, Golding was a scientist, a sailor and a poet before becoming a bestselling author, and his embitterment and alienation, his family, the women in his past, along with his war experiences, inform his work. This is the first book to unpack the life and character of a man whose entire oeuvre dealt with the conflict between light and dark in the human soul.--From publisher description
Award
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2009.
Awards note
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2009.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356510
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, John
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6013.O35
LC item number
Z5963 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Golding, William
  • Golding, William
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the man who wrote Lord of the flies
Label
William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life, John Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-546) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginning -- Grandparents -- Parents -- The house -- Childhood -- Growing up -- Oxford -- Drifting -- The war -- Teaching -- Unpublished novelist -- Breakthrough -- The Inheritors -- Pincher Martin -- The Brass Butterfly -- Free Fall -- Journalism and difficulties with The Spire -- America -- The Spire -- The Hot Gates and The pyramid -- Disaster -- 'The jam' and a breakdown -- The Scorpion God and 'History of a crisis' -- Gap years -- Darkness Visible -- Rites of Passage -- A Moving Target and The Paper Men -- The Nobel Prize and An Egyptian Journal -- A move and Close Quarters -- Fire Down Below and globe-trotting -- The Double Tongue
Control code
ocn464593458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 573 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439187326
Lccn
2009046960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)464593458
Label
William Golding : the man who wrote Lord of the flies: a life, John Carey
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-546) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginning -- Grandparents -- Parents -- The house -- Childhood -- Growing up -- Oxford -- Drifting -- The war -- Teaching -- Unpublished novelist -- Breakthrough -- The Inheritors -- Pincher Martin -- The Brass Butterfly -- Free Fall -- Journalism and difficulties with The Spire -- America -- The Spire -- The Hot Gates and The pyramid -- Disaster -- 'The jam' and a breakdown -- The Scorpion God and 'History of a crisis' -- Gap years -- Darkness Visible -- Rites of Passage -- A Moving Target and The Paper Men -- The Nobel Prize and An Egyptian Journal -- A move and Close Quarters -- Fire Down Below and globe-trotting -- The Double Tongue
Control code
ocn464593458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xii, 573 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439187326
Lccn
2009046960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)464593458

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