Lord Of The Flies

June 13, 2002|
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
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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:240 pages, 7.8 X 5 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.8 X 5 X 0.61 inPublished:June 13, 2002Publisher:Faber & Faber - Lord of the FliesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571191479

ISBN - 13:9780571191475

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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