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Lord of the flies : a novel

Author: William Golding; Edmund L Epstein
Publisher: New York : Perigee, ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView 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; Edmund L Epstein
ISBN: 0399501487 9780399501487 9780140283334 0140283331 9780399537424 0399537422
OCLC Number: 12706384
Description: 190 pages ; 18 cm
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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