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Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Lord of the Flies is the volume that every fan of this classic book will have to own!

Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature.

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic. And now readers can own it in a beautifully designed hardcover edition worthy of its stature.

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In this bleak tale of a community gone awry, a group of schoolboys are stranded on a deserted island. The untenable situation soon devolves into chaos and horror. The ending is surprising and satisfying. Golding's creepy story is amazing!
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1st Perigee hardcover ed., [50th anniversary ed.].

Synopsis:

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, "Lord of the Flies" has established itself as a true classic--now in a beautifully designed hardcover edition worthy of its stature.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Lord of the Flies Introduction by E. M. Forster

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The Sound Of The Shell

two

Fire On The Mountain

three

Huts On The Beach

four

Painted Faces And Long Hair

five

Beast From Water

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Beast From Air

seven

Shadows and Tall Trees

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Gift For The Darkness

nine

A View To A Death

ten

The Shell And The Glasses

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Castle Rock

twelve

Cry Of The Hunters

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Megan Smith, October 14, 2010 (view all comments by Megan Smith)
Great, classic dystopia read. I'm not one to get all into the symbolism of books and behind the time period and such. I just enjoy stories for what they are. The copy that I read was a 50th anniversary edition that had some additional comments at the end about the symbolism and whatnot. They were interesting, but just that.

I won't give a synopsis of the book because I'm sure lots of people have done that before me. I think the story was well done and fairly easy to follow. Some of the dialogue was confusing at times between multiple characters, but easily figured out. This book can easily be read without knowing the background of the time period it was written in, and without understanding the symbolism woven throughout the pages.

Great story.
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waitingtoleave, February 9, 2007 (view all comments by waitingtoleave)
When I read this in my high school English class, my best friend and I were convinced "Lord of the Flies" was a religious metaphor, and everyone else thought we were crazy, until the teacher sided with us. I cannot emphasize how helpful it can be to read Messiah stories to question your own faith; this can be a chance to test your own beliefs, or if you aren't Christian, a great look at how Christianity uses themes that translate to great storytelling. The Bible is the most popular book of all time, you know!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399529207
Introduction:
Forster, E. M.
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Introduction by:
Forster, E. M.
Introduction:
Forster, E. M.
Author:
Golding, William
Author:
Forster, E. M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Regression
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Regression (psychology)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Series Volume:
03-5
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
800x1800
Age Level:
from 18

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