Lord of the flies

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New York : Perigee, 2011.
1st Perigee centenary ed.
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xv, 285 pages ; 20 cm
The classic novel by William Golding With a new Introduction by Stephen King

"To me Lord of the Flies has always represented what novels are for, what makes them indispensable." - Stephen King

Golding's classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature remains as provocative today as when it was first published. This beautiful new edition features French flaps and rough fronts, making it a must-have for fans of this seminal work. 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 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. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them--the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories--and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.

Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first 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 and 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 true classic.

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Originally published: London : Faber and Faber Ltd., 1954.
Schoolboys marooned on a tropical island revert to primitive savagery.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Golding, W. (2011). Lord of the flies. 1st Perigee centenary ed. New York: Perigee.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Golding, William, 1911-1993. 2011. Lord of the Flies. New York: Perigee.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Golding, William, 1911-1993, Lord of the Flies. New York: Perigee, 2011.

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Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. 1st Perigee centenary ed. New York: Perigee, 2011. Print.

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