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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    "Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years."
    ?Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

    "As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954."
    ?Stephen King


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    ISBN 9780399501487
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 208
    Publisher Date 1959-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 7.25 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Golding, William

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    • good read

      I bought this book for my 11 year-old who is quite an advanced reader. There are some instances in the book which contain violence. The book arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

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      A good, quick read that says alot about society and the nature of men.

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