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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 9781573226127
Published 1 August 1997 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Golding, William
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781573226127
ISBN-10 1573226122
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Riverhead Books,U.S.
Publication Date 1 August 1997
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Golding, William
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 268
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc., Psychological aspects, Fiction, Interpersonal relations in children, Psychological fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 45581

Description of this Book

A special edition of this classic literary parable, with the 1962 introduction by E.M. Forster, critical notes by E.L. Epstein, and selected highlights from five decades of critical analysis.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
NZ Review Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years. --Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954. -- Stephen King The most influential novel...since Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. --Time This 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. --The New York Times Book Review Sparely 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. --Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books

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Author's Bio

Born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, William Gerald Golding's first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy and other diversions during and after World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. This was the first of several novels including 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.

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