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Lord Of The Flies - William Golding
Lord Of The Flies
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Lord of the Flies , William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island, is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and... show more
Lord of the Flies , William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island, is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted: "He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet." Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition. --Jennifer Hubert
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ISBN: 9783526523734 (3526523738)
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Ein Must-Read unter den Klassikern
Eine Gruppe Schuljungen kommt infolge eines Flugzeugunglücks allein auf einer Insel an. Mitten im Ozean sind die Kinder auf sich allein gestellt. Es gibt keine Erwachsenen die zur Ordnung rufen und während sie sich anfangs noch an die Regeln der Zivilisation erinnern, schreitet rasch der Zerfall vor...
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu.
Tak wiele książek, a tak mało czasu. rated it
3.5
Dobra, wciągająca książka - ale niestety nie dorasta do swojej własnej legendy.
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Lord of the Flies / William Golding
Somehow, I missed this book during my school years. I remember seeing stacks of them in our school, but it was never assigned in one of my classes. I can see why it is a staple of high school curriculums, however, since it’s themes are easily seen and interpreted. There is plenty to discuss.I would ...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
3.5 Boys will be boys...
It might be regarded as a classic book, but "Lord of the Flies" is not what I would describe as an easy read. Confronting the reader, as William Golding does, with a rather bleak and brutal portrayal of youth unfettered by the boundaries of social norms. Indeed, this novel suggests we may remain a v...
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...
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