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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is now recognised as a classic, one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.

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ISBN 9780571227679
Barcode 9780571227679
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780571191475
Published 1 July 2005 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Golding, William
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ISBN-13 9780571227679
ISBN-10 0571227678
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 July 2005
International Publication Date 25 January 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Golding, William
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 170g
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

Description of this Book

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

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Author's Bio

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume, Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, submarines and aircraft. He was present at the sinking of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-day invasion, and later at the island of Welcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961.Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections

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