Lord of the Flies

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Penguin, 1983 - Fiction - 291 pages
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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.
 

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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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How can I fully do my homework? . . . Cornell notes on this book. Most of the pages are missing!!! Every night I need to read and do cornell notes on each chapter and do a summary. I just can't do it with pages missing. I don't like this at all.

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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
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 (1983)

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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