Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)

Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 50th Anniversary ed.
  • 0399529209
  • 9780399529207
  • 65,234

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"Lord of the Flies, a grim parable that holds out precious little hope for humanity...is the most influential novel among U.S. undergraduates since Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye... The British schoolboys in Lord of the Flies are a few years younger than Salinger's Holden Caulfield--they are six to twelve--but are not self-pitying innocents in a world made miserable by adults. They create their own world, their own misery..."show more

Table of contents

Lord of the FliesIntroduction by E. M. Forster one The Sound Of The Shell two Fire On The Mountain three Huts On The Beach four Painted Faces And Long Hair five Beast From Water six Beast From Air seven Shadows and Tall Trees eight Gift For The Darkness nine A View To A Death ten The Shell And The Glasses eleven Castle Rock twelve Cry Of The Hunters Notes Critical Analysisshow more

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1,617,168 ratings
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4 34% (545,829)
3 26% (413,359)
2 10% (156,165)
1 6% (90,296)
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