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Lord of the flies

Author: William Golding
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1999, ©1982.
Series: Penguin great books of the 20th century.
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Golding
OCLC Number: 269286133
Reproduction Notes: Braille. Phoenix, Ariz. : Foundation for Blind Children. 3 v. (366 p.).
Description: viii, 182 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The sound of the shell --
2. Fire on the mountain --
3. Huts on the beach --
4. Painted faces and long hair --
5. Beast from water --
6. Beast from air --
7. Shadows and tall trees --
8. Gift for the darkness --
9. A view to a death --
10. The shell and the glasses --
11. Castle rock --
12. Cry of the hunters.
Series Title: Penguin great books of the 20th century.
Responsibility: William Golding.

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Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin, and evil. Part parable, allegory, myth, parody, political treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Lord of the Flies is perhaps the most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart."

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