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Lord of the Flies: New Educational Edition

Lord of the Flies: New Educational Edition (Paperback, Education Edition)

By Golding, William

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Lord of the Flies is a novel that has captivated schoolchildren ever since it was first published in 1954. A teacher himself, Golding clearly understood what excites and interests children. It is not only a gripping story, with strong, sympathetic characters, but it also raises t...imeless and profound questions. Part of its lasting appeal, particularly in schools, surely arises from the way it tackles universal issues. The novel is a catalyst for thought-provoking discussion and analysis, not only concerning the capabilities of humans for good and evil and the fragility of moral inhibition, but beyond. The boys' struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. All of these concerns are current today and can be easily related to the novel through effective teaching and learning. This educational edition encourages original and independent thought from students, as well as guiding them through the text. The introductory material includes a biographical section on William Golding as well as providing information about the novel's historical context, which will be ideal for students completing GCSE and A-Level courses. At the end of the text there are chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points and activities which inform the teaching and learning of the text. There is a glossary of less familiar words or phrases. This edition includes William Golding's essay 'Fable', which gives an insight into the author's view of the novel. For advanced students, it also includes essays introducing readers to some theoretical interpretations of the text. All of these are intended to inspire and generate creative teaching, learning and love of the novel.
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ISBN 9780571295715
Released NZ 28 Nov 2013
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Education Edition
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ISBN-13 9780571295715
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 28 Nov 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Education Edition
Edition Education Edition
Author(s) By Golding, William
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 283g
Interest Age 0-0 years
Reading Age 0-0 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade