Lord of the Flies

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Penguin, Dec 16, 2003 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
 
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
 

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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 ... Read full review

good read

User Review  - deannap - Overstock.com

I bought this book for my 11 yearold 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

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Contents

The Sound of the Shell
7
Fire on the Mountain
32
Huts on the Beach
48
Painted Faces and Long Hair
58
Beast from Water
76
Beast from Air
95
Shadows and Tall Trees
109
Gift for the Darkness
124
A View to a Death
145
The Shell and the Glasses
155
Castle Rock
169
Cry of the Hunters
183
Notes on Lord of the Flies
203
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William Golding was born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University. His first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy during World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. It was the first of several works, including the novels Pincher MartinFree Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
 
Lois Lowry is the two-time Newbery Award–winning author of Number the Stars,The Giver Quartet, and numerous other books for young adults.
 
Jennifer Buehler is an associate professor of educational studies at Saint Louis University and President of The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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