Cover of: Lord of the flies | William Golding

About the Edition

The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own nature. 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

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction

The Physical Object

Pagination
208 p. ;
Number of pages
208

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17196313M
Internet Archive
lordoffliesnovelgol00gold
ISBN 10
0399501487
ISBN 13
9780399501487
Library Thing
2475502
Goodreads
84943
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