Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies (English, Paperback, Golding William)

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Lord of the Flies  (English, Paperback, Golding William)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780571200535, 0571200532
    • Pages: 240
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    Lord of the Flies, written by Nobel Laureate William Golding is a novel based on a group of British boys who are marooned on an uninhabited island.

    Summary Of The Book

    This book is an adventure story about a plane crash that lands a group of British boys, all under the age of 13, to survive on a wild island that is located far away from civilization. However, this book goes far beyond the usual teenage adventure stories. Lord of the Flies depicts the fight between humanity and man’s savage instincts.

    The school boys who are stranded on the island realize that to survive they need to form and function like a community. A leader, Ralph, is elected and a twenty-hour smoke signal is started to alert rescue teams of their existence. However, with time, the social structure created by the boys starts to break down as Jack, a choir boy, tries to become the leader of the masses. Ralph is then stuck between reason and his instincts in order to do what is best for them all. 

    Golding presents the reality of human behaviour in all its complexities and darkness through this book. Lord of the Flies throws light on the fight between power and morality, the tug-of-war between savagery and civilization, the fear of the unknown, and the will to survive against impossible odds.

    The novel became a part of the curriculum in many schools and colleges and turned into a bestseller, even though it was met with lukewarm response initially. In fact, it is now considered to be a modern classic. It has also been made into a movie twice, once in 1963 by Peter Brook and much later in 1990 by Harry Hook. 

    About William Golding

    Sir William Golding was a British writer of poetry, novels, and plays, and a Nobel Laureate of literature. The author won the Nobel prize in the year 1983 and the Booker prize in 1980 for his novel, Rites of Passage.

    He’s the author of other novels such as The Paper Men, The Pyramid, and Free Fall. He also authored non-fictional books like The Hot Gates and The Moving Target. In 1934, he published a book of poetry named Poems, and in 1958, he wrote the play The Brass Butterfly.

    Golding was known for writing about a wide range of topics and his general pessimism in the face of humanity and general social structures. His books often feature allegorical references and Christian symbolism in a subtle manner, and are set in closed communities. His style of writing is characterized by his questions on ethics, power, spirituality, and the darkness within the human heart.

    Sir Golding married Ann Brookfield in 1939. He passed away in the year 1993 in Cornwall and is survived by his daughter, the author Judy Golding, and his son David.

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    • Faber & Faber
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    • B.A(English)
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 14 mm
    Height
    • 178 mm
    Length
    • 111 mm
    Weight
    • 132 gr
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    Awesome Book, A Must Read Book...!!!

    the story shows us the Brutal Truth of life.
    Normally people blame the society, that because of the society they became evil.
    But the story tells us that
    There is evil inside us, sooner or later, we all have to face it.
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    Abhijit Thakore

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    Good Read

    What starts off as a picnic and dream situation without any parental care, corrupts young minds and soon they succumb to their natural instincts.
    Book depicts human tendency to dominate and its predilection for violence. Golding has done a good job is showing how human mind breaks down in the absence of law and order.
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    Sumanth Sudheer

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    Nov, 2012

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    A must read one...

    This book is an adventure story about a plane crash that lands a group of British boys, all under the age of 13, to survive on a wild island that is located far away from civilization. However, this book goes far beyond the usual teenage adventure stories. Lord of the Flies depicts the fight between humanity and man’s savage instincts.
    Set in an unspecified war period, a plane crashes, leaving a group of schoolboys stranded on a desert. Without any adults, they realize that to survive they ne...
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    SHIVALI SINGH

    Jun, 2013

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    5

    Highly recommended

    Wow
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    Dipanwita Bhakta

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    Good

    Nice book.. Must read.
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    Piyush Gupta

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    5

    Great product

    Intriguing beyond what words can express.
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    Aditya Pratim Maiti

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    Wonderful

    Good service but it would be more convenient if you could have scheduled daytime or nighttime for delivery.
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    Super!

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    average

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    jhilik Chakraborty

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    A great read

    A 'must read' book. Very interesting and an eye opener, especially the second half of the book. It shows how savagery rises from the ashes of civilization but ultimately returns to ashes.

    Well packages book, though the price should be lower than this as it is a classic.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this book suitable for class 9 th student
    A:No. Although this is book is a classic and a must read for everyone, it has some incidents in the story that can be quite disturbing and not appropriate for a 9th standard kid.
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    Q:should a teen read this?
    A:Of course
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    Q:is it only main text or is there any references please tell me
    A:No, just the main novel.
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    Q:Is the novel unabridged?
    A:yes
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