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Lord of the Flies

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ISBN-10: 0571191479

ISBN-13: 9780571191475

Edition: 1958

Authors: William Golding

List price: $12.95
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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: $12.95
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.96" wide x 7.80" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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…