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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

1999 . Fiction, Classics . William Golding

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Lord of the Flies

About the book

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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 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.

Year:

1999

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Pages:

182

ISBN:

0140283331 (ISBN13: 9780140283334)

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Reviews

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10 months ago

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"Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. I still read it every couple of years." —Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy

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Emily Keast

1 year 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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lari

3 weeks ago

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did not expect to like this book as much as I did ! I was expecting nothing even remotely close to what the story actually was, I was expecting it to be more of a drama or an adventure, but the story kept getting scarier and scarier with every few pages. especially since the book’s main characters are kids, it definitely pops up a lot of moral questions. an amazing book that is definitely worth the read in my opinion

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Olesya Mertz

6 months ago

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Not an exciting story. Kind of dry and hard to understand. Very good background with law though.

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Adam Gausden

2 years 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

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