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Lord of the Flies (Paperback)

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    Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies
    remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait......more

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Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies

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.


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.

Author:
Golding, William
Genre:
FICTION / Classics
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
208
Language:
English
Publisher:
Perigee
Publish Date:
06/01/1959
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780399501487
Height:
7.25 in
Wdth:
4.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.25 lb
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