Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
1st Perigee hardcover ed., [50th anniversary ed.].
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
The Sound Of The Shell
Fire On The Mountain
Huts On The Beach
Painted Faces And Long Hair
Beast From Water
Beast From Air
Shadows and Tall Trees
Gift For The Darkness
A View To A Death
The Shell And The Glasses
Cry Of The Hunters