Pincher Martin

Author(s): William Golding

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Drowning in the freezing North Atlantic, Christopher Hadley Martin, temporary lieutenant, happens upon a grotesque rock, an island that appears only on weather charts. To drink there is a pool of rain water; to eat there are weeds and sea anemones. Through the long hours with only himself to talk to, Martin must try to assemble the truth of his fate, piece by terrible piece. From the author of Lord of the Flies, Pincher Martin is a terrifying and unforgettable journey into one man's mind. This title comes with an introduction by Philippa Gregory.

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From the author of Lord of the Flies, Pincher Martin is a terrifying and unforgettable journey into one man's mind.

"The utmost inventiveness, assurance and power...Nor reader will soon forget the world it reveals". (Kingsley Amis). "Like a cold sweat, a day-mare, or going under gas...Prose more tightly packed, more jaggedly concrete, I can't imagine; and the shock ending ...is technical wizardry of the first order". (Kenneth Tynan, Observer). "Remarkably sustained imaginative intensity". (TLS).

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780571298501
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : 0.18
  • : June 2013
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Paperback
  • : William Golding