Pincher Martin

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Harcourt, Brace, 1956 - Fiction - 208 pages
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The sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer is miraculously cast up on a huge, barren rock in mid-Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold, and the terror of his isolation. At the core of this raging tale of physical and psychological violence lies Christopher Martin's will to live as the sum total of his life.

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User Review  - ajbarnett - LibraryThing

I read this book many years ago - pre-university days. Then it was just called Pincher Martin. It was complex and needed some working out, but boy, did it leave an impression. The book is quite a literary feat - not for the faint-hearted reader. Read full review

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User Review  - eleanor_eader - LibraryThing

A British sailor is close to drowning after his vessel is torpedoed. He fights for survival… first the sea, then the almost barren rock he climbs and the elements that continue to grind him down as ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
24
Section 3
40
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About the author (1956)

Born in Cornwall, England, William Golding started writing at the age of seven. Though he studied natural sciences at Oxford to please his parents, he also studied English and published his first book, a collection of poems, before finishing college. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Golding's other novels include Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, The Spire, Rites of Passage (Booker Prize), and The Double Tongue.

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