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Free Fall
  • ISBN: 9780571371631
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Binding: Paperback

Free Fall

William Golding
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Sammy Mountjoy is an artist who has risen from poverty to see his pictures hung in the Tate Gallery.

Swept into World War II, he is captured as a German prisoner of war, threatened with torture and locked in a cell of total darkness. He emerges transfigured by his ordeal, realising how his choices have made him the author of his life, interrogating religion and rationality, early loves and formative beliefs – and questioning freedom itself.



Infinite Depths . . .

William Golding’s is not a large oeuvre: fifteen books, a play, an unfinished novel. Rereading everything, I am struck by the modesty of the pile through which I have worked, and the brevity of the...

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. . . and Tempests and Doldrums

William Golding was the only writer I have ever pursued. An Angry Young novel I wrote in three weeks when up at Cambridge, The Breaking of Bumbo, outsold Lord of the Flies that year for Faber &...

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