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Lord of the Flies by [Golding, William]
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Lord of the Flies Main , Kindle Edition

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Lord of the Flies , William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island, is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted: "He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet." Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition. --Jennifer Hubert

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Lord of the Flies , William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island, is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted: "He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet." Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition. --Jennifer Hubert

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 432 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0571191479
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KOHV2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 745 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Is thee anything I can write about this book that hasn't already been written? It doesn't matter how often I read it there is always something new for me to consider. Such clever writing! This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again. The children, lost on an island after their plane crashes quickly replicate society in general with all it's good and bad traits. Two tribes form and war begins ...
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One of my all-time favourite books. Bought so that my son could read it and enjoy it too. Excellent piece of literature!
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Knowing the outcome makes this book no less gripping. The children's innocence and lack of fear adds to the building horror. Time less.
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Purchased for my daughter for school, reasonably priced and fast delivery... It is a book that I have read myself in the past and would recommend. Has some great moral points.
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A truly mind-opening, and raw book. Golden has illustrated the true nature of man; no rose tinted glass, simply human beings at their finest. Like Animal Farm, only this time man turns to animals.
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As it's a GCSE book it's a good quality price and condition is wonderful .
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By Cj on 26 Jun. 2017
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Great to read this after so many years, brilliantly written
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A great read. Arrived on time
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