The Spire Analysis

Literary Techniques

Golding's most distinctive technique in this novel is linking symbols to develop his themes. Throughout the novel the spire represents the...

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The Spire Literary Precedents

Bernard S. Oldsey and Stanley Weintraub, in The Art of William Golding have posited two literary precedents for The Spire. T....

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The Spire Related Titles

Several other novels in Golding's canon deal with the theme of self-knowledge and the imposing of one's own will. In Pincher Martin...

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The Spire Bibliography (Critical Guide to British Fiction)

Babb, Howard S. The Novels of William Golding, 1970.

Crompton, D. W. A View from the Spire: William Golding’s Later Novels, 1985.

Kinkead-Weekes, Mark, and Ian Gregor. William Golding: A Critical Study, 1968.

Oldsey, Bernard S., and Stanley Weintraub. The Art of William Golding, 1965.

Tiger, Virginia. William Golding: The Dark Fields of Discovery, 1974.