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Paperback
256 pages

Author

William Golding
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Author's Website

www.william-golding.co.uk/

Publisher

Faber And Faber

Publication date

4th August 2011

ISBN

9780571273577

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Lord of The Flies by William Golding



Lord of The Flies

William Golding


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William Golding’s iconic and enduring novel is interesting in many ways. Firstly it was a debut book and secondly it was rejected by numerous publishers and editors before it was picked up off the ‘slush-pile’ by a young editor at Faber and Faber. More than 50 years later the schoolboys to savages story is still relevant, disturbing and shocking.

 

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Synopsis

Lord of The Flies by William Golding

Golding's best-known novel is the story of a group of boys who, after a plane crash, set up a fragile community on a previously uninhabited island. As memories of home recede and the blood from frenzied pig-hunts arouses them, the boys' childish fear turns into something deeper and more primitive.



Reviews

'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' E.M. Forster 
'Beautiful and desperate... something quite out of the ordinary.' The Observer



About The Author


William Golding William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Apart from writing, his past and present occupations include being a schoolmaster, a lecturer, an actor, a sailor, and a musician. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother was a suffragette. He was brought up to be a scientist, but revolted. After two years at Oxford he read English literature instead. He spent five years at Oxford and then published a volume of poems in 1935. He was present off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Walcheren. After the war he returned to teaching, and began to write again. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was published in 1954. It was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. In 1980 he won the 'Booker Prize' for his novel Rites of Passage. He retired from teaching in 1962. After that, he lived in Wiltshire, listing his recreations as music, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek. William Golding died in 1993.
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