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Lord of the Flies: A Novel [Book]

by William Golding  Perigee  Paperback  208 pages  ISBN 0399501487
When "Lord of the Flies" appeared in 1954 it received unprecedented reviews for a first novel. Critics used such phrases as "beautifully writeen, tragic and provocative... vivid and enthralling... this beautiful and desperate book... completely convincing and often very ...

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES
    By Jane Doe - November 2, 2011 - Kirkus
    A fantasy is a singular - and singularly - believable spellbinder, and within the framework of its premises achieves a tremendous impetus and impact. During an atomic war, a group of boys aged from about six to twelve crash-land on an uninhabited tropical island. There Ralph, a responsible boy, is chosen chief and a certain routine established; a fire is made and to be kept going as a signal, huts are to be built, and certain of the boys are to hunt wild pig. But as the days pass in increasing discomfort, there is increasing dissension between them; the "littluns" are frightened by the untold terrors of the dark, and the fear of beasties and bogeys spreads; the duties are neglected; and the older boys, save Simon and Piggy and Samneric (twins) desert Ralph, appoint a new leader, and run amok hunting savagely. In their primitive regression, they feel they must propitiate the beast and a ritualistic dance precedes the murder of Simon; Piggy, his specs taken, falls to his death; and finally Ralph is left to face the pack when a cruiser lands to rescue them all.... A first novel, originally conceived and convincingly sustained, this should find an audience as vulnerable as its young derelicts. The publishers parallel this - not without justification - with Richard Hughes' High Wind In Jamaica. Read full review
  • good read
    By deannap - November 9, 2010 - Overstock.com
    I bought this book for my 11 year-old who is quite an advanced reader. There are some instances in the book which contain violence. The book arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Read full review
  • Lord of the Flies
    By Rob from the D - April 22, 2010 - Borders
    I am a sixteen year old boy who has just finished reading the book for the second time. I read the book for the first time in 7th grade at the age of 13 for an assignment and also in the 10th grade for an assignment. In the seventh grade I really enjoyed the book and thought it coincided nicely with my level of reading, however in the 10th grade although I was able to pick up many more important details and deeper meanings I felt that the book was now far below my reading level. I would suggest this book to anyone from the 6th to 9th grade. Read full review

Details

AuthorWilliam Golding
PublisherPerigee
Pages208
Formatpaperback
Publication Date1954

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Lord of the Flies is a 1954 dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of ...
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