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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

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ISBN 9780399501487
Published 7 December 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Golding, William
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ISBN-13 9780399501487
ISBN-10 0399501487
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Putnam Inc
Publication Date 7 December 2001
International Publication Date 16 December 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Golding, William
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 105g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc., Psychological aspects, Fiction, Interpersonal relations in children
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 156072

Description of this Book

14.5 Million copies sold to date The classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature-now available as a Premium Edition with a stunning new cover and re-set, easy-to-read text.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The most influential novel...since Salinger's Catcher in the Rye . <br> -- Time<br><br> Lord of the Flies [is my selection for The Book That Changed My Life] because it is both a story with a message and because it is a great tale of adventure. My advice about reading is to do a lot of it. <br> -- Stephen King, for the National Book Foundation, The Book That Changed My Life <br><br> [T]his brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is. <br> -- The New York Times Book Review<br> <br> [S]parely and elegantly written... Lord of the Flies is a grim anti-pastoral in which adults are disguised as children who replicate the worst of their elders' heritage of ignorance, violence, and warfare. <br> -- Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books<br>

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Author's Bio

William Golding was born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University. His first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy during World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. It was the first of several works, including the novels Pincher Martin, Free Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. Lois Lowry is the two-time Newbery Award-winning author of Number the Stars, The Giver Quartet, and numerous other books for young adults. Jennifer Buehler is an associate professor of educational studies at Saint Louis University and President of The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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