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Lord of the flies, a novel, by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein - PFNL

Summary
The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own nature. 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
Table Of Contents
The sound of the shell -- Fire on the mountain -- Huts on the beach -- Painted faces and long hair -- Beast from water -- Beast from air -- Shadows and tall tress -- Gift for the darkness -- A view to a death -- The shell and the glasses -- Castle rock -- Cry of the hunters -- Notes on Lord of the Flies
Language
eng
Literary Form
fiction
Physical Description
208 pages, 18 cm
Isbn
9780812416114

Library Locations

  • North Fond du Lac Public Library

    Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave, North Fond du Lac, WI, 54937, US
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