The Spire: Introduced By Benjamin Myers

byWilliam GoldingIntroduction byBen Myers

December 14, 2021|
The Spire: Introduced By Benjamin Myers by William Golding
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Succumb to a churchman's apocalyptic vision in this prophetic tale by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies, introduced by Benjamin Myers (narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch as an audiobook).

There were three sorts of people. Those who ran, those who stayed, and those who were built in.


Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire. His master builder fearfully advises against it, for the old cathedral was miraculously built without foundations. But Jocelin is obsessed with fashioning his prayer in stone. As his halo of hair grows wilder and his dark angel darker, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, watched over by the gargoyles - until the stone pillars shriek, the earth beneath creeps, and the spire's shadow falls like an axe on the medieval world below ...

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Astounding ... So recklessly beautiful, so sad and so strange ... Holds such a place in my soul that it's more or less a sacred text.' Sarah Perry

'A kind of miracle ... Genius.'
Guardian

'A visionary ... Golding at his best.'
Benjamin Myers

'Quite simply, a marvel.' NYRB

'A superb tragedy ... A classic.' Rebecca West

'A master fabulist .. An iconoclast.' John Fowles

William Golding (1911 - 1993) was born in Cornwall and educated at Marlborough Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford. Before becoming a writer, he was an actor, small-boat sailor, musician and schoolteacher. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and took part in the D-Day operation and liberation of Holland. Lord of the Flies, his fi...
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Title:The Spire: Introduced By Benjamin Myers
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.63 in
Published:December 14, 2021
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780571362332

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