|Scorpion God, the (1971) [Collection]|
by William Golding
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(From the publisher):
Three short novels exhibit the manifold talents of a writer who has been called the most original and imaginative of his generation.
"The Scorpion God" depicts a challenge to primal authority as the god-ruler of an ancient civilization lingers near death.
"Clonk Clonk" is a graphic account of a crippled youth's triumph over his tormentors in a primitive matriarchal society.
"Envoy Extraordinary" is a tale of Imperial Rome where the emperor loves his illegitimate son more than his own arrogant, loutish heir.
Original title: The Scorpion God
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Prehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Fiction→ General Fiction
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