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Lord of the Flies

1954 . Classics, Fiction, Young Adult . William Golding

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Everyone

About the book

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At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. 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 is perhaps our most memorable novel about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.”

Year:

1954

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Pages:

182

ISBN:

0140283331 (ISBN13: 9780140283334)

Reviews

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Emily Keast

2 months ago

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Read this book around 8 years ago and despite thinking I enjoyed it at the end, it did take a lot of motivation to convince myself to read it from start to finish

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Adam Gausden

5 months ago

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Really raw and shocking to read the such intense, brutal and at times savage experiences and behaviours of humanity at its most animal through the eyes of a child. brilliantly thought provoking and horrifying to just the right degree