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An edition of Lord of the Flies (1954)

Lord of the Flies

(Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize–winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality.

The novel has been generally well received. It was named in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 41 on the editor's list, and 25 on the reader's list. In 2003 it was listed at number 70 on the BBC's The Big Read poll, and in 2005 Time magazine named it as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Time also included the novel in its list of the 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time. Popular reading in schools, especially in the English-speaking world, a 2016 UK poll saw Lord of the Flies ranked third in the nation's favourite books from school.

(From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies)

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Lord of the Flies
May 07, 2013, Penguin Books
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Lord of the Flies
2013, Faber & Faber, Limited
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Lord of the Flies
2012, Faber & Faber, Limited
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Lord of the Flies
2012, Faber & Faber, Limited
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Lord of the flies: a novel
2011, Perigee
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Lord of the Flies
2009, Faber & Faber, Limited
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Jun 26, 2008, Paw Prints 2008-06-26
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Lord of the flies
2004, Faber and Faber
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Lord of the Flies
2003, Berkley
in English - 1st Perigee hardcover ed., 50th anniversary ed.
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2002, Faber
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2001, Faber and Faber
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1999, Faber
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1975, Aeonian Press
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1971, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
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1963, Faber and Faber
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1959, Capricorn Books
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1959, Capricorn Books
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1959, Capricorn Books
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1959, Capricorn Books
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1958, Faber and Faber
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1958, Faber
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1955, Coward-McCann
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1954, Perigee
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1954, Faber
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1954, Faber and Faber
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Lord of the Flies
1954, Faber & Faber
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1954, Faber and Faber
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1954, Faber & Faber
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1954, Faber and Faber
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Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize–winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality.

The novel has been generally well received. It was named in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 41 on the editor's list, and 25 on the reader's list. In 2003 it was listed at number 70 on the BBC's The Big Read poll, and in 2005 Time magazine named it as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Time also included the novel in its list of the 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time. Popular reading in schools, especially in the English-speaking world, a 2016 UK poll saw Lord of the Flies ranked third in the nation's favourite books from school.

(From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies)

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The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.
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"THE BOY WITH FAIR HAIR lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon."

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OL7352237M
ISBN 10
0140283331
ISBN 13
9780140283334
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