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Lord of the Flies

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ISBN13: 9780571191475
ISBN10: 0571191479
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Awards

1983 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Originally published in 1954, William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times.

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. At first they revel in the freedom and celebrate the absence of grown-ups. Soon though, as the boys' fragile sense of order begins to collapse, their fears start to take on a sinister, primitive significance. Suddenly, the world of cricket, homework and adventure stories seems a long way away. The boys are faced with a more pressing reality — survival — and the appearance of a terrifying beast who haunts their dreams.

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Golding's classic novel of savagery and survival begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, ages six to 12 on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Unabridged.

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Golding's best-known novel is the story of a group of boys who, after a plane crash, set up a fragile community on a previously uninhabited island. As memories of home recede and the blood from frenzied pig-hunts arouses them, the boys' childish fear turns into something deeper and more primitive.

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B format edition of William Golding's first and best-known novel. Still a very popular and bestselling title, this edition is part of a major reissue of the Golding backlist in brand-new covers.

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William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them — the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories — and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.

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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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9780571191475
Author:
Golding, William
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Libri
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225

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Product details 225 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780571191475 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Golding's classic novel of savagery and survival begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, ages six to 12 on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Unabridged.
"Synopsis" by , Golding's best-known novel is the story of a group of boys who, after a plane crash, set up a fragile community on a previously uninhabited island. As memories of home recede and the blood from frenzied pig-hunts arouses them, the boys' childish fear turns into something deeper and more primitive.
"Synopsis" by , B format edition of William Golding's first and best-known novel. Still a very popular and bestselling title, this edition is part of a major reissue of the Golding backlist in brand-new covers.
"Synopsis" by , William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them — the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories — and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.
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