• Author : Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0399529209
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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


  • Author : Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101993224
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, and even a vision of the apocalypse. But above all, it has earned its place as one of the indisputable classics of the twentieth century for readers of any age. This Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition features an array of special features to supplement the novel, including a foreword by Lois Lowry, an introduction by Stephen King, an essay by E. M. Forster, an essay on teaching and reading the novel and suggestions for further exploration by scholar Jennifer Buehler, and an extended note by E. L. Epstein, the publisher of the first American paperback edition of Lord of the Flies. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


  • Author : Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1987-09
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 0399506438
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Critical essays and notes on the novel and its author accompany the story of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a desert island


  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2010-01-15
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0761447008
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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


  • Author : Lord of the Flies Centenary Edition
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101571040
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The classic novel by William Golding With a new Introduction by Stephen King "To me Lord of the Flies has always represented what novels are for, what makes them indispensable." -Stephen King Golding's classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature remains as provocative today as when it was first published. This beautiful new edition features French flaps and rough fronts, making it a must-have for fans of this seminal work. William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible. 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.


  • Author : William Golding s Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9780791078785
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.


  • Author : William Golding s Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 9781438135397
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Discusses the writing of Lord of the flies by William Golding. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.


  • Author : Lord of the Flies Parallels and Differences Between Golding s Novel and Hook s Cinematic Adaption
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-10
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9783638791021
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: Cinematic (Re-) Creation, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper investigates some of the key aspects of "Lord of the Flies," such as characterisation, narration, and symbolism. It discusses some of the philosophical theories which the novel is based on (i.e. Hobbes, Rousseau). Furthermore the book's role as an anti-robinsonade will be taken into account. The second part of the paper will contrast the novel against the filmic adaptation by Harry Hook and point out some parallels and differences between the two pieces of work., abstract: Lord of the Flies was first published in 1954 and from then on has been read by millions of pupils, students and adults. Today the book is still popular as it deals with a subject that is timeless and fundamental: the human struggle between civilisation and the savage instinct. The book is a fable showing how the inherent evil in man's nature threatens order in a society. Golding uses an allegorical story to illustrate this threat to civilisation. Because of it's timeless topic and because it is an ideal showcase for allegorical structure and literary analysis the novel has been dealt with in numerous school lessons and university courses. This paper gives an overview of some aspects of Lord of the Flies which are important for understanding the text and interpreting the film. I will first investigate how the characters are presented in the book and comment on some narrative aspects. I will then go on to discuss the role of the book as an anti-robinsonade in the historical context of the English novel. I will also point out some philosophical aspects of Lord of the Flies. I am going to focus on aspects of the view of human nature as argued by Thomas Hobbes in his book The Leviathan and contrast it against the philosophy of Jean Jacq


  • Author : Understanding Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1560067861
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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.


  • Author : William Golding s Lord of the Flies
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 8126906413
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

During The Post-War Years The Experimental Tendency In British Novel Continued, But The Critics Lamented That The Mid-Twentieth Century British Literature Produced No Ulysses. William Golding S Lord Of The Flies (1954) Was Accepted As An Experiment With The Restoration Of Fable In English Fiction, A Reconstruction At An Adult Level Of R.M. Ballantyne S Coral Island. Thanks To The Nobel Prize Awarded To Golding In 1983, Lord Of The Flies Came To The Limelight And Its Underlying Philosophy Has Been Variously Interpreted Since Then. In The Face Of An Upsurge In Golding Criticism, And More Specifically, In Lord Of The Flies, The Novel Demands Fresh Discussions. The Present Book Seeks To Acquaint The Readers First With The Theme Of The Novel, And Then With The Discourses Invited By The Theme.A Detailed Analysis Of Each Of The Chapters Of The Novel Is The Special Attraction Of This Critical Study. It Is Not Just A Summary, But A Critical Analysis Of The Events, Symbols, Images And Reflections Of The Characters Introduced In The Novel. The Chapter-Wise Discussion Will Inspire The Readers To Go Through The Original Text Thoroughly For Having A First Hand Knowledge Of Golding S Art. It Will Also Help The Readers To Develop An Understanding Of Golding As A Novelist Even Before Reading The Original Text.The Chapters On Golding S Concept Of Evil And The Innate Depravity Of Man, Potential Savagery Of Children, Sin And Expiation, The Post-World War Scenario And Elements Of Post-Colonial Writing Are Designed To Project Lord Of The Flies As A Post-Colonial Novel Of Ideas. The Book Also Contains Separate Chapters On Narrative Skill, Characterization, Plot And Structure Which Are Helpful For The Students. The Discussion Is Marked By A Critical Insight That Serves Not Only The Advanced Scholars But Also The Common Students Who Will Be Benefited By The Lucid Presentation.