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Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)

Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)

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By (author) Sir William Golding, Introduction by E M Forster

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  • Publisher: Perigee Books
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 30mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0399529209
  • ISBN 13: 9780399529207
  • Edition: 50
  • Edition statement: 50th Anniversary ed.
  • Sales rank: 42,805

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Lord of the Flies is the volume that every fan of this classic book will have to own! 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. And now readers can own it in a beautifully designed hardcover edition worthy of its stature.

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""Lord of the Flies" is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years." --Suzanne Collins, author of "The Hunger Games" "As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954." --"Stephen King" "The most influential novel...since Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye."" --Time "This brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. "Lord of the Flies" does. It must also be superbly written. It is." --The New York Times Book Review "Sparely and elegantly written..."Lord of the Flies" is a grim anti-pastoral in which adults are disguised as children who replicate the worst of their elders' heritage of ignorance, violence, and warfare." --Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books