Lord of the Flies: Casebook Edition

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Penguin, Sep 1, 1987 - Fiction - 336 pages
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A Casebook Edition containing the full text of LORD OF THE FLIES, plus notes and critical essays

The material in this casebook edition of one of the most widely read novels of our time includes not only the full text of LORD OF THE FLIES, but also statements by William Golding about the novel, reminisces of Golding by his brother, an appreciation of the novel by E.M. Forster, and a number of critical essays from various points of vierw. Included are psychological, religious, and literary approaches by noted scholars and studies of the novel's relation to earlier works, as well as to other writings by Golding. The editors have also included bibliographical material and explanatory notes.

Edited by James R. Baker and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr.
 

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Probably my favorite novel: a classic look at good versus evil and the inherent faculty for savagery that lies latently inside all human beings. Cynical and yet profound in tone, Golding attacks the ... Read full review

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Contents

The Sound of the Shell
5
Fire on the Mountain
31
Huts on the Beach
47
Painted Faces and Long Hair
57
Beast from Water
76
Beast from Air
96
Shadows and Tall Trees 111
111
Gift for the Darkness
127
Castle Rock
173
Cry of the Hunters
188
James Keating
209
The Novels of William Golding
223
Carl Niemeyer
238
An Introduction to Lord of the Flies
255
Thomas Marcellus Coskren O
273
Epstein
298

A View to a Death
148
The Shell and the Glasses
158

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About the author (1987)

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.

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