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Golding, William 1911-1993

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Lord of the flies by William Golding( Book )

1,288 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 16,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
The inheritors by William Golding( Book )

185 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight Neanderthals encounter another race of beings like themselves, yet strangely different. This new race, Homo sapiens, fascinating in their skills and sophistication, terrifying in their cruelty, sense of guilt, and incipient corruption, spell doom for the more gentle folk whose world they will inherit
The spire by William Golding( Book )

159 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dean builds his cathedral spire higher and higher--an impossibility in stone--and, as it rises, its shadow falls darkly on the world below
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Recording )

146 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a world war, a group of school boys survives a plane crash on a deserted island and creates a hellish environment leading to savagery and murder. Two leaders--one civilized, one depraved--epitomize the forces that war eternally in the human spirit.--
Rites of passage by William Golding( Book )

123 editions published between 1580 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Talbot recounts his voyage from England to the Antipodes, and the humiliating confrontation between the stern Captain Anderson and the nervous parson, James Colley, which leads to the latter's death
Darkness visible by William Golding( Book )

103 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hideously scarred and orphaned during the bombing of London, Matty sees himself as set apart from others, and his wanderings bring him into contact with Mr. Pedigree, a respected teacher and obsessed pederast, and Sophy and Toni, angelic-looking terrorist twins
The paper men by William Golding( Book )

85 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English novelist Wilifred Barclay finds his life crumbling around him while being pursued by an American professor who wants to write his biography. He finally seeks revenge
The pyramid by William Golding( Book )

111 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the superficially placid English village of Stillbourne, The Pyramid represents three episodes in the life of Oliver-as a schoolboy, an undergraduate, and a mature young man. A compelling tale about Oliver's increasing awareness of the deeper meanings of the relationships and events of his youth
Free fall by William Golding( Book )

151 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Mountjoy, an artist, is promised torture in a prisoner-of-war camp, then locked in a cell in total darkness to wait. Sammy comes from his cell like Lazarus from the tomb, seeing infinity in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour. He sees too what men might be, and what he has made of himself by gradual progressive choice. It sends him on a pilgrimage back through his life, seeking its point of departure
Pincher Martin by William Golding( Book )

169 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer is miraculously cast up on a huge, barren rock in mid-Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold, and the terror of his isolation. At the core of this raging tale of physical and psychological violence lies Christopher Martin's will to live as the sum total of his life
Close quarters by William Golding( Book )

72 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: Rites of passage. Recounts the further adventures of the eighteenth-century fighting ship, converted at the close of the Napoleonic War to carry passengers and cargo from England to Australia
Fire down below by William Golding( Book )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: Close quarters
The scorpion god; three short novels by William Golding( Book )

63 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His marvellously funny - though characteristically unsparing - view is combined with his vivid realisation of the dust, colour and blazing sunlight of a world he had imagined since childhood. Clonk Clonk plunges us into an even more ancient way of life, primitive, delightful, matriarchal. It contains one of Golding's most appealing female characters, as well as a fascinating and surprising portrayal of masculinity. Envoy Extraordinary brings to life the court of a Roman emperor, nameless, benign yet accustomed to power. He is confronted by a brilliant but unsophisticated Greek whose fertile inventions, centuries before their time, include printing, the pressure cooker, and explosives. This story, later adapted by Golding as his play The Brass Butterfly , is fastidiously comic, philosophical and, as always with Golding, full of narrative irony. All three stories show Golding as a gentle satirist, bringing the past colourfully before us, with an awareness of human frailty but an amused affection towards the individuals who manifest it"--Publisher's description
A moving target by William Golding( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling lezingen, boekbesprekingen en reisverhalen
The hot gates, and other occasional pieces by William Golding( Book )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty selections from the author's short prose which he considers his best: essays on teaching, sailing, the classical world, America, and two autobiographical pieces
The double tongue by William Golding( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a priestess in ancient Greece. She is Arieka, now an old woman, who describes how she was discovered by a cynical high priest who ran the Delphi oracle and trained her to be a mouthpiece for the god, Apollo. A look at the management of an oracle, including telling people what they want to hear
The brass butterfly: a play in three acts by William Golding( Book )

77 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy deals with an inventor-genius of Roman times whose fate it is to discover things at the wrong moment. Set amongst the power intrigues and religious struggles at the court of a Roman Emperor, a Greek scientist arrives with his inventions of the steam engine, gun powder, and printing. The resultant catastrophes provoke arguments of Shavian wit and brilliant paradox, leading to a happy though ambiguous dénouement
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. When responding to the novel's dazzling power of intellectual insight, scholars and critics often invoke the works of Shakespeare, Freud, Rousseau, Sartre, Orwell, and Conrad. Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin, and evil. Part parable, allegory, myth, parody, political treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Lord of the Flies is perhaps the most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart". When they are marooned on a deserted island, a group of English schoolboys soon lose their civilized ways
To the ends of the earth : a sea trilogy by William Golding( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Ends of the Earth, William Golding's classic sea trilogy, tells the extraordinary story of a warship's troubled journey to Australia in the early 1800s. Told through the pages of Edmund Talbot's journal - with equal measures of wit and disdain - it records the mounting tensions and growing misfortunes aboard the ancient ship. An instant maritime classic, and one of Golding's finest achievements, the trilogy was adapted into a major three-part BBC drama in 2005
Talk : conversations with William Golding by Jack I Biles( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lord of the flies
Alternative Names
Golding Uilyam

Golding, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1911-1993

Golding, Vilijam

Golding, Vilijam 1911-1993

Golding, Viljem

Golding W.G.

Golding W.G. 1911-1993

Golding William

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Golding, William 1911-1993 Sir

Golding , William Gerald

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Golding, William Gerald 1911-1993

Golding, William Gerard.

Golding, William Gerard, 1911-1993

Golding, William, Sir, 1911-1993

Golding, Williams

Goldings, V. 1911-1993

Goldings, V. (Viljams), 1911-1993

Goldings, Viljams 1911-1993


Ǧūldinǧ, Wīliyām 1911-1993

Gulielmus Golding

Uilyam Qoldinq

Viljams Goldings

William Golding

William Golding britischer Schriftsteller

William Golding British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate

William Golding britisk poet og skribent

William Golding Brits schrijver

William Golding brittisk poet och författare

William Golding écrivain britannique

William Golding Inggles a nobelista, mannaniw ken dramaturgo

William Golding novelista y poeta británico

William Golding pisarz angielski, noblista

William Golding scrittore britannico

Ουίλιαμ Γκόλντινγκ

Вилијам Голдинг

Вільям Голдінг

Вільям Голдінг британський письменник, нобелівський лауреат (1983)

Голдинг У

Голдинг У. 1911-1993

Голдинг У. Д

Голдинг У. Д. 1911-1993

Голдинг У. Дж

Голдинг У. Дж. 1911-1993

Голдинг, Уильям 1911-1993

Уильям Голдинг

Уилям Голдинг

Уільям Голдынг

Ґолдінґ, Вільям 1911-1993

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גולדינג, ויליאם 1911-1993

גולדינג, וילים ג'רלד 1911-1993

ויליאם גולדינג

ויליאם גולדינג סופר בריטי

جولدينج، ويليام، 1911-1993

غولدنغ، وليام، 1911-1993

ولیم گولڈنگ

ولیم گولڈینگ

ويليام جولدينج، 1911-1993

ويليام غولدنغ

ویلیام قلدینق

ویلیام گلدینگ نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

विलियम गोल्डिंग

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਗੋਲਡਿੰਗ

வில்லியம் கோல்டிங்

ಗೋಲ್ಡಿಂಗ್, ವಿಲಿಯಮ್

വില്യം ഗോൾഡിംഗ്

วิลเลียม โกลดิง

უილიამ გოლდინგი

고올딩 윌리엄 1911-1993

골딩, 윌리암 1911-1993

골딩, 윌리암 G. 1911-1993

골딩, 윌리엄 1911-1993

골딩, 윌리엄 G. 1911-1993

골딩, 윌리엄 제랄드 1911-1993

골딩, 윌리엄 제럴드 1911-1993

윌리엄 골딩

윌리엄 골딩 1911-1993


ウィリアムゴールディング 1911-1993

ゴールディング, ウィリアム

威廉·戈尔丁 英国作家


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