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Lord of the flies : a novel

Author: William Golding
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1954.
Series: A Wideview/Perigee book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 12th Perigee edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Golding
ISBN: 0399501487 9780399501487
OCLC Number: 16317285
Description: 190 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: 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 --
View to a death --
Shell and the glasses --
Castle rock --
Cry of the hunters --
Notes.
Series Title: A Wideview/Perigee book
Responsibility: by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein.

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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. The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures.

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