Darkness Visible

With an introduction by Philip Hensher

William Golding, introduction by Philip Hensher
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Set in the London Blitz, the classic novel by William Golding in a stunning new cover, and a new introduction.

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.'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

Author bio:

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.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571298570
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: January 2014
Page Extent: 416
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction