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Read online The Inheritors.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Inheritors When the spring came the people what was left of them moved back by the old paths from the sea But this year strange things were happening terrifying things that had never happened before Inexplicable sounds and smells new unimaginable creatures half glimpsed through the leaves What the people didn t and perhaps never would know was that the day of their people was already over .

From the author of i Lord of the Flies i i The Inheritors i is a startling recreation of the lost world of the Neanderthals and a frightening vision of the beginning of a new age by William Golding

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The Inheritors
Title:The Inheritors
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Fiction, Classics, Historical fiction, Literature, Science fiction
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In the cabin of an ancient stinking warship bound for Australia a man writes a journal to entertain his godfather back in England With wit and disdain he records mounting tensions on board as an obsequious clergyman attracts the animosity of the tyrannical captain and surly crew, English novelist Wilfred Barclay who has known fame success and fortune is in crisis He faces a drinking problem slipping over the borderline into alcoholism a dead marriage and the incurable itch of middle age lust But the final unbearable irritation is American Professor of English Literature Rick L Tucker who is implacable in his determinition to become The Barclay Man authorized biographer editor of the posthumous papers and the recognized authority, When the spring came the people what was left of them moved back by the old paths from the sea But this year strange things were happening terrifying things that had never happened before Inexplicable sounds and smells new unimaginable creatures half glimpsed through the leaves What the people didn t and perhaps never would know was that the day of their people was already over br br From the author of i Lord of the Flies i i The Inheritors i is a startling recreation of the lost world of the Neanderthals and a frightening vision of the beginning of a new age, I was standing up pressed back against the wall trying not to breathe I got there in the one movement my body made My body had many hairs on legs and belly and chest and head and each had its own life each inherited a hundred thousand years of loathing and fear for things that scuttle or slide or crawl from Free Fall br br Sammy Mountjoy artist rises from poverty and an obscure birth to see his pictures hung in the Tate Gallery Swept into World War II he is taken as a prisoner of war threatened with torture then locked in a cell of total darkness to wait He emerges from his cell like Lazarus from the tomb seeing infinity in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour Transfigured by his ordeal he begins to realize what man can be and what he has gradually made of himself through his own choices He determines to find the exact point at which the accumulated weight of those choices has deprived him of free will br