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Lord of the Flies: (penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
Contributor(s): Golding, William (Author)

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ISBN: 0140283331     ISBN-13: 9780140283334
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1999
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Annotation: Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. When responding to the novel's dazzling power of intellectual insight, scholars and critics often invoke the works of Shakespeare, Freud, Rousseau, Sartre, Orwell, and Conrad.

Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin, and evil. Part parable, allegory, myth, parody, political treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Lord of the Flies is perhaps the most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart".

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 18-UP
Grade Level: 13-UP
Lexile Measure: 770(Not Available)
Series: Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.5" W x 8.3" (0.45 lbs) 192 pages
Themes:
- Geographic Orientation - Illinois
- Cultural Region - Midwest
- Cultural Region - Upper Midwest
- Catalog Heading - Classics
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 744
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 9.0
 
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