Lord of the Flies Centenary Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The classic novel by William Golding
With a new Introduction by Stephen King


"To me Lord of the Flies has always represented what novels are for, what makes them indispensable." -Stephen King

Golding's classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature remains as provocative today as when it was first published. This beautiful new edition features French flaps and rough fronts, making it a must-have for fans of this seminal work.


  

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It's well written, great plot, and interesting message. - LibraryThing
Hard to read - full of double meanings. - LibraryThing
The ending is surprising and satisfying. - LibraryThing
One thing I still dislike about it though is the prose. - LibraryThing
William Golding is an inventive writer with a purpose. - LibraryThing
Each reading of the novel provides a new insight. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Stormydawnc - LibraryThing

Somehow, I managed to graduated high school AND college(with an English degree!) without ever reading this book, so I decided to remedy it. I get why this book is so popular to discuss in classes ... Read full review

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User Review  - silkpanda123 - LibraryThing

This was an okay book...I guess I didn't like it so much because I'm not big on symbolism, and that's all this book is, but it had a fairly good adventure story. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
CHAPTER TWO Fire on the Mountain
CHAPTER THREE Huts on the Beach
CHAPTER FIVE Beast from Water
CHAPTER SIX Beast from
CHAPTER SEVEN Shadows and Tall Trees
CHAPTER EIGHT Gift for the Darkness
CHAPTER NINE A View to a Death
CHAPTER ELEVEN Castle Rock
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Born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, William Gerald Golding's first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy and other diversions during and after World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. This was the first of several novels including Pincher Martin, Free Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.


Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

Born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, William Gerald Golding's first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy and other diversions during and after World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. This was the first of several novels including Pincher Martin, Free Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.


Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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