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WILLIAM GOLDING 1911-1993
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THE PAPER MAN 1984 . The Story is about a celebrated writer Wilfred Barclay who was once very famous but now is facing a crisis, struggling with alcoholism, falling marriage and incurable lust. o Rick L. Tucker, an American Assistant Professor of English Literature is desperately pursuing him to be his official biographer. He is invited to Barclay's home where he discovers an old love letter resulting in Barclay's divorce. To dodge Rick, Wilf travel restlessly, alone, around Europe. He stays in hotels, drinks & writes occasionally. However there starts a cat mouse game between the two
. There are several encounters, planned and unplanned, comic and tragic, with Rick Tucker over the years. Wilf finally takes revenge but there is also descent into madness. There is a gradual breakdown as he begins to see fantastic visions and nightmares. In a breath taking climax, the truth about his works and his relationship with rick is revealed.
RITES OF PASSAGE 1980 . The first novel of Golding's Sea Trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth that on him Booker prize. The novel is in the form a travel journal by Edmund Talbot who records for his godfather his experiences during the passage of a sea voyage from a Southern England port to Australia. . The ship had served as a war ship during the Napoleonic wars but now carries passengers, higher rank above and the lower classes below decks.
Talbot records his initial impression towards a host of characters including one captain Anderson, a young parson, James Robert Colley who is hated almost by everyone and Lieutenant Deverel and Lieutenant Cumbershum who display an air of polished manners However, as the ship nears the equator, the "line" that symbolically separates the Northern hemisphere from Southern one, Talbot begins to feel a gradual change in his initial judgments. Circumstances test the strength of his character: he suffers illness at sea; seduces a flirtatious woman but is later repulsed by her; and gets embroiled in the politics of the vessel.
CLOSE QUARTERS 1987 .The sequel to Rites of Passage and the second volume of 'A Sea Trilogy. Talbot, a young aristocrat traveling by ship from England to Australia, where he plans to pursues a career in the colonial government. . The ship halts mid ocean and its hull and keel is covered by the seaweed and the ship's top masts are lost too. Another English frigate Alcyone passes by, which is initially taken to be an enemy ship but later turns out to be a friendly one Talbot instantly falls in love with Miss Chumley, the ward of Captairn Henry Somerset and Lady Somerset of the Alcyone. .
After hosting a dance party Alcyone departs and Talbot's ship also moves and some time later get caught in a wild storm. The ship, already in a deprecated state, seems to fall apart. As Talbot has no knowledge about these matters, he is just a helpless watcher, It is Lieutenant Benet who devises a way to increase the ship's speed. Though in the end, the ship reaches its destination, Talbot has lost his journal thus his impotency as a character is once again highlighted.
FIRE DOWN BELOW 1989 Fire Down Below is the final volume of 'A Sea Trilogy'. The final novel retains the setting and characters of the earlier works, a group of English emigrants aboard a ramshackle ship on voyage to Australia. Among other almost comical adventures, Talbot makes one close friend, First Lieutenant Charles Summers and compile a glossary of sailors' "Tarpaulin language". He is finally united to his beloved Miss Chumley too as the ship somehow manages to reach its final destination.
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