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Lord of the flies

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William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.
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full_title lord of the flies
author golding william
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lastUpdate 2018-03-11 04:19:40AM

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author Golding, William, 1911-1993.
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display_description Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. When responding to the novel's dazzling power of intellectual insight, scholars and critics often invoke the works of Shakespeare, Freud, Rousseau, Sartre, Orwell, and Conrad. Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin, and evil. Part parable, allegory, myth, parody, political treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Lord of the Flies is perhaps the most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart".
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publishDate 1999, 2002
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series Penguin great books of the 20th century
series_with_volume Penguin great books of the 20th century
subject_facet Allegories, Bildungsromans, Boys -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, Compact discs, Good and evil -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction, Islands -- Fiction, Leadership -- Fiction, Leadership -- Juvenile fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Survival -- Juvenile literature
title_display Lord of the flies
title_full Lord of the flies / William Golding, Lord of the flies [sound recording] / William Golding
title_short Lord of the flies
topic_facet Boys, Good and evil, Islands, Leadership, Survival