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Lord of the Flies

By William Golding, 1911-1993

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.

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.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

1999

ISBN

0140283331


Format: Book
Author: Golding, William, 1911-1993
Title: Lord of the flies / William Golding.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Books, 1999, c1954.
Subject: Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Fiction Castaways -- Fiction Islands -- Fiction Boys -- Fiction Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Isbn: 0140283331
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 14
Call Number: F Golding
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Bib Id: 168510

Format: Book
Author: Golding, William, 1911-1993
Title: Lord of the flies / William Golding.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Books, 1999, c1954.
Description: viii, 182 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: Penguin great books of the 20th century
Series: Penguin great books of the 20th century
Subjects: Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Fiction
Subjects: Castaways -- Fiction
Subjects: Islands -- Fiction
Subjects: Boys -- Fiction
Subjects: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
ISBN: 0140283331
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: F Golding