Lord of the Flies

ISBN-10: 0399501487
ISBN-13: 9780399501487
Edition: 1954
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Description: A story for adults about small boys, marooned on a coral island. 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.

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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 1954
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

A story for adults about small boys, marooned on a coral island. 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.

William Golding was born in Cornwall, England on September 19, 1911. Although educated to be a scientist at the request of his father, he developed an interest in literature. At Oxford University, he studied natural science for two years and then transferred to a program for English literature and philosophy. He eventually became a schoolmaster at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury. During World War II, he joined the Royal Navy and was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck. After the war, he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School and taught there until 1962. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954 and was made into a film in 1963. His other novels include The Inheritors, Free Fall, The Spire, The Pyramid, The Paper Men, Close Quarters, and Fire down Below. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He also wrote plays, essays, and short stories. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. He died on June 19, 1993.

Editor's Note
Introduction
"Men of a Smaller Growth": A Psychological Analysis of William Golding's Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies and The Bacchae
Beelzebub Revisited: Lord of the Flies
Classical Themes in Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
The Metaphor of Darkness: Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Rhythm and Expansion in Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies: Fable, Myth, and Fiction
Doorways Through Walls: Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors
The Fictional Explosion: Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors
Lord of the Flies: Beelzebub's Boys
The Nature of the Beast: Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Golding's Lord of the Flies: Pride as Original Sin
Grief, Grief, Grief: Lord of the Flies
Chronology
Contributors
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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