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The Inheritors

William Golding

Hunt, trek, and feast among Neanderthals in this stunning novel by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies, introduced by Ben Okri.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571362325
Date Published
07.10.2021
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Summary

Hunt, trek, and feast among Neanderthals in this stunning novel by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies, introduced by Ben Okri.

This was a different voice; not the voice of the people. It was the voice of other.

When spring comes, the people leave their winter cave, foraging for honey, grubs, and the hot richness of a deer’s brain. They awaken the fire to heat their naked bodies, lay down their thorn bushes, and share pictures in their minds. But strange things are happening: inexplicable scents and sounds. Imaginable beasts are half-glimpsed in the forest; upright creatures of bone-faces and deerskins. What the people do not know is that their day is already over …

‘Extraordinary … Genius … Remarkable in the literature of the twentieth century.’ Ben Okri

‘A stun gun to read … Truly a masterpiece.’ Monique Roffey

‘An earthquake in the petrified forests of the English novel.’ Arthur Koestler

‘An astonishing, underrated novel.’ Robert MacFarlane

‘Beautiful, powerful … A visionary dream … Shakespearean.’ Ted Hughes

‘A master fabulist, and a brilliantly creative interpreter of remote history … An iconoclast.’ John Fowles

‘A tour de force … Genius.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Alarming, eye-opening, desolating, mind-invading and unique.’ New Statesman

Critic Reviews

Extraordinary strokes of innovation ... Genius ... Remarkable in the literature of the twentieth century.

Ben Okri
Critic Reviews

A stun gun to read ... Truly a masterpiece.

Monique Roffey
Critic Reviews

An earthquake in the petrified forests of the English novel.

Arthur Koestler
Critic Reviews

Beautiful, powerful ... A visionary dream … Shakespearean.

Ted Hughes
Critic Reviews

A master fabulist, and a brilliantly creative interpreter of remote history ... An iconoclast.

John Fowles
Critic Reviews

An astonishing, underrated novel.

Robert MacFarlane
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William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers of modern times. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, has been read by millions, translated into more than forty-five languages, and adapted for screen and stage drama. He drew on his own experience as a teacher and his service in the…

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