Lord of the flies
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Published:
New York : Penguin Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Perigee centenary edition.
Physical Desc:
xv, 285 pages ; 20 cm
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Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399537424, 0399537422
Accelerated Reader:
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Level 5, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
770

Notes

General Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber Ltd., 1954.
General Note
This paperback edition includes an introduction by author Stephen King written in November 2011.
Description
In this novel, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued, and these schoolboys marooned on this tropical island revert to primitive savagery.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Golding, W. (2011). Lord of the flies. First Perigee centenary edition. New York: Penguin Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Golding, William, 1911-1993. 2011. Lord of the Flies. New York: Penguin Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Golding, William, 1911-1993, Lord of the Flies. New York: Penguin Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. First Perigee centenary edition. New York: Penguin Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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