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    DescriptionWhen "Lord of the Flies" appeared in 1954 it received unprecedented reviews for a first novel. Critics used such phrases as "beautifully writeen, tragic and provocative... vivid and enthralling... this beautiful and desperate book... completely convincing and often very frightening... its progress is magnificient... like a fragment of nightmare... a dizzy climax of terror... the terrible spell of this book..." E.M. Forster chose it as the Outstanding Novel of the Year. "Time and Tide" touched upon perhaps the most important facet of this book when it said, "It is not only a first-rate adventure but a parable of our times, " and articles on this and subsequent Golding novels have stressed these twin aspects of Golding: a consummate control of the novel form, and a superb all-encompassing vision of reality which communicates itself with a power reminiscent of Conrad.


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    Title
    Lord of the Flies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Golding
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 105 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399501487
    ISBN 10: 0399501487
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV082
    Ingram Theme: APPR/HOMSCH, TOPC/HOMSCH, CURR/LANGAR, CULT/MEXICN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GTLAKE, CULT/MIDWST, GEOG/ILLINO, CTHD/LANGAR
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6013.O35, PR6013.O35 L6 1954
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    07 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, William Gerald Golding's first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy and other diversions during and after World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. This was the first of several novels including Pincher Martin, Free Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
    Review quote
    ""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" ""Lord of the Flies "[is my selection for The Book That Changed My Life] because it is both a story with a message and because it is a great tale of adventure. My advice about reading is to do a lot of it." -- "Stephen King, for the National Book Foundation, The Book That Changed My Life" "The most influential novel...since Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye"." -- Time "[T]his 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 "[S]parely 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