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Golding, William 1911-1993

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Lord of the flies by William Golding( Book )

1,109 editions published between 1854 and 2020 in 24 languages and held by 17,119 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 )

182 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,214 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. Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature
The spire by William Golding( Book )

145 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,099 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 )

159 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,064 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 )

97 editions published between 1580 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,822 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 )

89 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,632 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 )

78 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,379 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
Free fall by William Golding( Book )

153 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,254 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
The pyramid by William Golding( Book )

95 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,198 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
Pincher Martin by William Golding( Book )

178 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,196 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 Martins will to live as the sum total of his life
Close quarters by William Golding( Book )

66 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,017 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 )

56 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 1,685 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 )

47 editions published between 1900 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 )

60 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,453 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 )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

63 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and held by 969 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
Talk : conversations with William Golding by Jack I Biles( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the ends of the earth : a sea trilogy by William Golding( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the Ends of the Earth, William Golding's great sea trilogy, presents 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 Masterpiece Theatre drama in 2006. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The two deaths of Christopher Martin by William Golding( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.04 for The modern ... to 0.49 for The brass ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lord of the flies
The inheritorsThe spireLord of the fliesRites of passageDarkness visibleThe paper menFree fallThe pyramid
Alternative Names
Golding Uilyam

Golding, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1911-1993

Golding, Vilijam

Golding, Vilijam 1911-1993

Golding, Vilijem

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Golding W.

Golding W.G.

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Golding William

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Golding, William 1911-1993

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

Goldingas V.

Goldingas Viljamas

Goldingas Viljamas Džeraldas

Goldingas W.

Goldingas Williamas

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 anglický spisovateľ a básnik

William Golding britesche Schrëftsteller

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 escritor británico

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

Голдинг, Уильям 1911-1993

Голдинг Уильям Джералд

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

विलियम गोल्डिङ

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਗੋਲਡਿੰਗ

வில்லியம் கோல்டிங்

ಗೋಲ್ಡಿಂಗ್, ವಿಲಿಯಮ್

വില്യം ഗോൾഡിംഗ്

วิลเลียม โกลดิง

უილიამ გოლდინგი

고올딩, 윌리엄 1911-1993

고울딩, 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


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