Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780571267385
Available:
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0399501487
Available:
Release: 1954
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 243
ISBN: UOM:39015002189283
Available:
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classic tale of a group of English schoolboys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own cultures.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0571273572
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Faber & Faber Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Goldings classic debut novel, republished to mark his centenary.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9783125798540
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571290581
Available:
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 248
ISBN: OSU:32435008927717
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Release: 1954
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published 1954.; This title is also available as a film.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: Martin Jarvis,William Golding
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0571242499
Available:
Release: 2008-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Golding s Lord of the Flies

William Golding s Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding,Nigel Williams
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0571160565
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A dramatization, suitable for schools and amateur dramatic groups, of Golding's bestselling novel. The book contains notes and diagrams for staging, including lighting and sound cues and a full properties list.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0399537422
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Understanding Lord of the Flies

Understanding Lord of the Flies
Author: Andy Koopmans
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1560067861
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, offering information on the author's life, the book's historical background, and literary analysis of the novel, including a plot summary, and character information.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0812034260
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Release: 1984-10-01
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Plot synopsis of this classic is made meaningful with analysis and quotes by noted literary critics, summaries of the work's main themes and characters, a sketch of the author's life and times, a bibliography, suggested test questions, and ideas for essays and term papers.

The Coral Island

The Coral Island
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Pages: 438
ISBN: OXFORD:590050567
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Release: 1884
Editor: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Language: en

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Free Fall

Free Fall
Author: William Golding
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780571268788
Available:
Release: 2013-02-21
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sammy Mountjoy, artist, rises from poverty and an obscure birth to see his pictures hung in the Tate Gallery. Swept into World War Two, he is taken as a prisoner-of-war, threatened with torture, then locked in a cell of total darkness to wait. He emerges from his cell transfigured from his ordeal, and begins to realise what man can be and what he has gradually made of himself through his own choices. But did those accumulated choices also begin to deprive him of his free will.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 207
ISBN: 3425048465
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: Mary Hartley,Tony Buzan
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0764108212
Available:
Release: 1999-04-01
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you’re looking for an explanation of Lord of the Flies’s themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of William Golding's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics to make this novel clearer, livelier, and more easily understood than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details about Lord of the Flies that students need to understand. Appropriate for middle and high school students.

William Golding s Lord of the Flies

William Golding s Lord of the Flies
Author: John Carey
Pages: 117
ISBN: 1907776621
Available:
Release: 2018-09-01
Editor: Connell Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1954 William Golding was 43 years old and a nobody. He had been demobbed from the navy at the end of World War Two and returned to his pre-war job teaching English at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury. Always hard up, he lived in what he called a “lousy council flat” with his wife, Ann, and their two young children. In 1952 he finished the novel that was to become Lord of the Flies, and sent it to five publishers and a literary agency. They all rejected it. The sixth publisher he tried was Faber and Faber, and the professional reader wrote her opinion on the typescript: “Time the Future. Absurd & uninteresting fantasy about the explosion of an atom bomb on the Colonies. A group of children who land in jungle country near New Guinea. Rubbish & dull.” But the novel was rescued from the reject pile by a new recruit to Faber, and when it was finally published in September 1954 the poet Stevie Smith greeted it as “this beautiful and desperate book”. In the early 1960s cultural commentators noted that Lord of the Flies was replacing Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye as the bible of the American adolescent. Its anti-war tenor helped to ensure its profound impact on the young at a time when the Cold War was hotting up. Since then, his masterpiece has established itself as a modern classic. In this short, compelling guide, John Carey tells us how and why.

William Golding

William Golding
Author: Raychel Haugrud Reiff
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0761447008
Available:
Release: 2010-01-15
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An in-depth analysis of William Golding, his writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.

William Golding s Lord of the Flies A Critical Study Project

William Golding s Lord of the Flies  A Critical Study Project
Author: Alaa Alnajm
Pages: 104
ISBN: 3659748897
Available:
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most important and outstanding novel has been written after the second World War.The novel is an allegorical novel which talks about the conflict between the impulse toward civilization and impulse toward savagery that rages within each human beings. It also concerns the breakdown of civilization as resulting from nothing more complex than the inherent evil of man: "So the boys try to construct a civilization on the island; but it breaks down in blood and terror because the boys are suffering from the terrible disease of being human."( Tiger, 85). The novel show us how a civilized individual can be savage where he is without law, rules and the lacking of parenting authority, for example, when the boys start their life on the island, they begin to behave violently. Jack is the character who tries always to be the leader of the boys despite of the election of Ralph as a chief of the boys. This shows how human beings can follow the evil in absence of rules and laws

William Golding

William Golding
Author: John Carey
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780571265084
Available:
Release: 2012-10-18
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. Afterwards he returned to being a schoolmaster in Salisbury. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was an immediate success, and was followed by a series of remarkable novels, including The Inheritors, Pincher Martin and The Spire. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.