Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
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Lord of the Flies (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 03/03/1997
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Through the haunting story of a group of schoolboys stranded on an island, Golding’s ever-relevant tale of survival and power explores the fragility of moral and social codes, illuminating both the darkest corners of the human mind and its infinite aptitude for hope and compassion.

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic. When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast.

Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ...

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571191475
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 197 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 14 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'... exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' - Stephen King

'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' - Suzanne Collins

'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' - Patricia Cornwell

'Terrifying and haunting.' - Kingsley Amis

'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' - E. M. Forster

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“Lord of the Flies”

This left a lasting impression on me. What an exciting idea for a story. A group of boys crash land onto a uninhabited island and the fact that they are ungoverned means they have to survive in a makeshift society... More

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“A Meditation on Human Nature...”

This had been yet another classic which I hadn’t read, and yet it is a brilliant book. It is very simple on one level, and extremely symbolic and allegorical on another. On the face of it, a plane load of boys crashes... More

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“Nice but not great”

A group of British schoolboys have to fend for themselves on an island after their plane crashes. Survival is hard enough for adults and their life experience, but what about young boys? This book shows their struggle... More

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