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    Lord of the Flies (Penguin Drop Caps) (Hardback) By (author) William Golding, By (author) Jessica Hische

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    DescriptionFrom A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film "Moonrise Kingdom" to Penguin's own bestsellers "Committed "and "Rules of Civility." With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series launches with six perennial favorites to give as elegant gifts, or to showcase on your own shelves. G is for Golding. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. 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 "is perhaps our most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart."


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    Title
    Lord of the Flies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Golding, By (author) Jessica Hische
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143124290
    ISBN 10: 0143124293
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Approval Code: A25403252
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: C25103680
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6013.O35 L6 2013
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books India
    Publication date
    14 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi
    Author Information
    William Golding started writing at the age of seven. Though he studied natural sciences at Oxford to please his parents, he also studied English and published his first book, a collection of poems, before finishing college. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Golding's other novels include "Lord of the Flies," "The Inheritors," "The Free Fall," "Pincher Martin," "The Double Tongue," and "Rites of Passage," which won the Man Booker Prize. Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a "Forbes Magazine" "30 under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of "Print Magazine"'s "New Visual Artists." She has designed for Wes Anderson, "McSweeney's," Tiffany & Co, Penguin Books and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn.
    Review quote
    Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award Praise for Penguin Drop Caps: "Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers.... Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections." --Maria Popova, "Brain Pickings" "The Penguin Drop Caps series is a great example of the power of design. Why buy these particular classics when there are less expensive, even free editions of "Great Expectations"? Because they're beautiful objects. Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische's fresh approach to the literary classics reduces the design down to typography and color. Each cover is foil-stamped with a cleverly illustrated letterform that reveals an element of the story. Jane Austen's A ("Pride and Prejudice") is formed by opulent peacock feathers and Charlotte Bronte's B ("Jane Eyre") is surrounded by flames. The complete set forms a rainbow spectrum prettier than anything else on your bookshelf." --Rex Bonomelli, "The New York Times" "Drool-inducing." --"Flavorwire" "Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying." --"Redbook"