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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'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.

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66 editions First published in 1954

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Lord of the Flies
January 2006, Listening Library
Audio CD in English
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Lord of the flies
2004, Faber and Faber
in English - [50th anniversary ed.]
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Lord of the Flies
2003, Berkley
in English - 1st Perigee hardcover ed., 50th anniversary ed.
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Lord of the flies
2002, Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies
2001, Faber and Faber
in English - Educational edition.
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Lord of the flies
1999, Viking Penguin
in English
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Lord of the Flies.
1999, Faber
in English
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Lord of the Flies
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Povelitelʹ mukh
1998, Simpozium
in Russian
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Lord of the Flies (Abridged Audio Edition)
August 1, 1997, Penguin Audio
in English
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Lord of the Flies
February 1, 1997, Faber & Faber
Paperback
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1997, Riverhead Books
in English - 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
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Lord of the Flies: Kit
January 1997, Pearson Prentice Hall
Paperback in English - Pap/Cas edition
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Lord of the Flies
September 1997, Perfection Learning Prebound
Unknown Binding
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Cang ying wang
1995, Kai jin wen hua shi yeh gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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Povelitelʹ mukh: povest'
1994, "Russkai︠a︡ kniga"
in Russian
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Lord of the flies
1994, Chivers
in English
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Lord of the Flies
October 1993, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1988, Faber and Faber
in English
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Lord of the Flies
June 1984, Scholastic
Paperback in English
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Il signore delle mosche
1983, A. Mondadori
in Italian
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El Señor de las moscas
1983, Alianza
in Spanish
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Il Signore della Mosche
1983, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
in Italian
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Lord of the Flies
April 1983, Putnam Publishing Group
in English
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Lord of the Flies
April 1978, Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover in English
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Lord of the flies
1977, Lythway Press
in English - Large print ed.
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Lord of the Flies
July 1977, Perfection Learning Prebound
Hardcover
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Cang ying wang
1975, Zhi wen chu ban she
in Chinese
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Hae no ō
1975, Shinchōsha
in Japanese
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Lord of the Flies
January 1, 1975, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1975, Aeonian Press
in English
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Lord of the flies
1975, National Aid to Visually Handicapped
Unknown Binding in English
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Lord of the flies
1971, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
in English
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Lord of the flies
1969, Coward-McCann
in English
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Lord of the flies.
1968, Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies.: Introd. by E.M. Forster.
1967, Coward-McCann
in English - [1962 ed.]. --
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Lord of the flies
1964, Putnam
- Casebook ed.
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Lord of the flies
1964, Penguin Books in association with Faber & Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies.
1964, Putnam
in English - Casebook ed., text, notes and criticism. Edited by James R. Baker [and] Arthur P. Ziegler, jr. --
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1963, Faber and Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies
1962, Coward-McCann
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1962, Faber
in English - School ed / with an introduction and notes by Ian Gregor and Mark Kinkead-Weekes.
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Lord of the flies.
1962, Faber and Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies.
1962, Coward-McCann
in English
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Lord of the flies
1960, Penguin Books
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1959, Capricorn Books
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1959, Capricorn Books
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1959, Capricorn Books
in English
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Lord of the flies.
1959, Capricorn Books
in English
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Lord of the Flies
July 27, 1959, Perigee Books
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1958, Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1958, Faber and Faber
in English
Cover of: Sa majesté des mouches
Sa majesté des mouches
1956, Gallimard
in French
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1955, Coward-McCann
in English - [1st American ed.]
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1954, Faber and Faber
in English
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LORD OF THE FLIES.
1954, Faber & Faber,
Hardcover
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Lord of the Flies
1954, Faber & Faber
Paperback
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1954, Faber & Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1954, Faber and Faber
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel
1954, Perigee
in English
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Lord of the flies: a novel.
1954, Faber
in English
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Lord of the Flies
Publish date unknown, Penguin Audiobooks
Audio Cassette
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