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Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Lord of the Flies
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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... show more
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. 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140283334 (0140283331)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
4.0 #LordoftheFlies: Tell Piggy to watch out for the rock!
Team reading this one with my 12-year-old. He doesn't love it, and I don't blame him, really. The language and tendency to use a bunch of words with out saying anything is kind of grating. According to my pre-teen: "This author just says 'and' over and over. And this and this and that and that." B...
Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 Lord of the Flies
A group read with a bunch of Pantaloonless Buddies.A group of young boys are dumped on a small island in the middle of Atlantic. The reason for this is very sketchy and the tale starts right after this event. For a while it was all fun and games until it was not: primitive instincts took over and fo...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
4.0 Lord of the Flies Book Review
For some reason I have never read this classic. I'm really glad I finally got around to it and definitely enjoyed this one. Its easy to see why its timeless and considered a classic. The themes and moral of the story are still reverent to today's time period. A plane crashes on a remote island wi...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
3.0
Well, this wasn't exactly enjoyable, but it certainly is a classic worth reading. What I really like about this book is that it is GREAT for discussions. Some classics that we read in school, I just think aren't all that interesting to discuss. But Lord of the Flies actually is really thought prov...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Lord of the Flies
Well thank goodness for short books. I loved The Lord of the Rings, but 1,000 plus pages is a lot to get through. This whole book felt more like a short story to me (that is not a complaint by the way) and I was able to get through it in about 2 and a half hours.Though I liked the book (4.5 stars) I...
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