Cover of: Lord of the Flies | William Golding

About the Book

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's all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious & life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic & death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket & homework & adventure stories—& another world is revealed beneath, primitive & terrible. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was 1st 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 & 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 classic.

Edition Notes

"A Perigee book."

Genre Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 823/.914
Library of Congress PR6013.O35 L6 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3688432M
Internet Archive lordofflies00gold_0
ISBN 10 0399529209
LC Control Number 2003054825
Library Thing 2475502
Goodreads 525

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