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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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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.

Synopsis:

Capturing generations of readers since its publication in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is a cult favorite among students and literary critics. An adventure tale in its purest form, this thrilling account of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island exposes the duality of human nature itself--the dark, eternal divide between order and chaos, intellect and instinct, structure and savagery.

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

One: 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

Six: Beast from Air

Seven: Shadows and Tall Trees

Eight: Gift for the Darkness

Nine: A View to a Death

Ten: The Shell and the Glasses

Eleven: Castle Rock

Twelve: Cry of the Hunters

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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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ISBN:
9781573226127
Introduction:
Forster, E. M.
Adapted:
Forster, E. M.
Introduction by:
Forster, E. M.
Introduction:
Forster, E. M.
Author:
Golding, William
Adapted by:
Forster, E. M.
Adapted:
Forster, E. M.
Author:
Forster, Edward Morgan
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Boys -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Regression (psychology)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
8-
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.34x5.54x.70 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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