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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
 

One of a series of titles first published by Faber between 1930 and 1990, and in a style and format planned with a view to the appearance of the volumes on the bookshelf. Golding's celebrated story is about small boys marooned on a coral island, where life turns into a nightmare ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571176533
Published 24 February 2005 by Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Golding, William
Series Faber Library (part: v. 3)
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ISBN-13 9780571176533
ISBN-10 0571176534
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 24 February 2005
International Publication Date 4 February 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Golding, William
Series Faber Library (part: v. 3)
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 225
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 205mm
Weight 367g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English fiction, 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

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One of a series of titles first published by Faber between 1930 and 1990, and in a style and format planned with a view to the appearance of the volumes on the bookshelf. Golding's celebrated story is about small boys marooned on a coral island, where life turns into a nightmare of panic and death.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review A fantasy is a singular- and singularly believable spellbinder, and within the framework of its premises- achieves a tremendous impetus and impact. During an atomic war, a group of boys aged from about six to twelve crash-land on an uninhabited tropical island. There Ralph, a responsible boy, is chosen chief- and a certain routine established; a fire is made and to be kept going as a signal, huts are to be built, and certain of the boys are to hunt wild pig?? But as the days pass in increasing discomfort, there is increasing dissension between them; the littluns are frightened by the untold terrors of the dark, and the fear of breasties and bogeys spreads; the duties are neglected; and the older boys, save Simon and Piggy and Samneric (twins) desert Ralph, appoint a new leader, and run amok hunting savagely. In their primitive regression, they feel they must propitiate the beast and a ritualistic dance precedes the murder of Simon; Piggy, his specs taken, falls to his death; and finally Ralph is left to face the pack when a cruiser lands- to rescue them all.... A first novel, originally conceived and convincingly sustained, this should find an audience as vulnerable as its young derelicts. The publishers parallel this- not without justification- with Richard Hughes' High Wind In Jamaica. (Kirkus Reviews)

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