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Rites of Passage: With an introduction by Robert McCrum Paperback – 28 November 2013

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber Paperback; Main edition (28 November 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0571298540
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0571298549
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.11 x 19.56 cm
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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.

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