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The Resource Lord of the flies : a novel, by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein

Lord of the flies : a novel, by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein

Label
Lord of the flies : a novel
Title
Lord of the flies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The classic tale of a group of English school boys 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 nature. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic
Summary
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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030089
Cataloging source
DMP
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1911-1993
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Golding, William
Dewey number
  • FIC
  • 823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6013.O35
LC item number
L65 1954
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770
Literary form
fiction
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Epstein, Edmund L
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True
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  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
  • Moral conditions
  • Ethics
  • Coming of age
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Lord of the flies : a novel, by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm23673127
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780399501487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)23673127
Label
Lord of the flies : a novel, by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein
Publication
Control code
ocm23673127
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780399501487
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)23673127

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