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Lord of the Flies Centenary Edition William Golding

Lord of the Flies Centenary Edition

William Golding

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William Goldings compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At 1st, it seems as though its all going to be great fun- but the fun before long becomes furious & life on theMoreWilliam Goldings compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At 1st, it seems as though its all going to be great fun- but the fun before long becomes furious & life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic & death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket & homework & adventure stories—& another world is revealed beneath, primitive & terrible. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was 1st 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 ^ literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought & 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 classic.