Lord Of The Flies: With An Introduction By Stephen King

byWilliam GoldingIntroduction byStephen King

August 4, 2011|
Lord Of The Flies: With An Introduction By Stephen King by William Golding
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William Golding''sLord of the Fliesis adystopianclassic: ''exciting, relevant and thought-provoking'' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?

''One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.'' (Suzanne Collins, author ofThe Hunger Games)

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn''t long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ...

''Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.'' (Patricia Cornwell)

''Terrifying and haunting.'' (Kingsley Amis)

''Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.'' (E. M. Forster)


ONE OF THE BBC''S ICONIC ''NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD''

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''Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.''

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William Golding (1911 - 1993)was born in Cornwall and educated in Marlborough and Oxford. Before becoming a writer, he was an actor, lecturer, small-boat sailor, musician and schoolteacher. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and took part in the D-Day operation and invasion of Holland.Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was rejected by s...
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Title:Lord Of The Flies: With An Introduction By Stephen King
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.59 in
Published:August 4, 2011
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780571273577

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