Lord Of The Flies by William GoldingLord Of The Flies by William Golding

Lord Of The Flies

byWilliam Golding

Paperback | January 11, 1973

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A plane crashes on an uninhabited 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. In this, his first novel, William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic, devastating twist. The boys'' delicate sense of order fades, and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance, and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless, murderous savages. First published in 1954,Lord of the Flies is now recognized as a classic, one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.
William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954 and was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in...
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Title:Lord Of The FliesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 7.3 X 4.7 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 7.3 X 4.7 X 0.65 inPublished:January 11, 1973Publisher:Faber & Faber - Lord of the FliesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571084834

ISBN - 13:9780571084838

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This classic debut novel from William Golding follows a group of English schoolchildren stranded on a deserted island following the crash of their airplane. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies has dazzled readers for decades. Readers are quickly drawn into the boys' increasingly brutal world as they become divided in a bitter power struggle that exposes the darkest elements of human nature. Masterfully written, this adventure novel imparts valuable lessons about how easily society can slide into barbarism.

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A group of boys stranded on a remote island organizes itself into a democracy for its members' survival and rescue. Soon, however, the boys' fear of the unknown drives them into a tribal war that brings out in them humanity's darker side. Though written in often unclear and ambiguous prose, the story is fascinating, and explores the natures of boys and relationships as well as themes of coming of age, civilization vs. primitive society and the fear and destruction the narrator believes is at the heart of human nature. Exciting and sometimes frightening, this is a classic.