RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 23673127 LA English T1 Lord of the flies : a novel A1 Golding, William,, Epstein, Edmund L.,, PB Perigee PP New York YR 1954 SN 0399501487 9780399501487 9780881030310 0881030317 9780606001960 0606001964 9780812416114 0812416112 AB 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 nature. 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.