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Lord of the flies

By: Golding, William

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0571191479 / 9780571191475
Paperback
823.914
03/03/1997
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England
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20 cm 225p.
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Quiz No: 200140, Points 9.00, Book Level 5.00,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 1954.
The author won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. His "Rites of Passage" won the Booker Prize in 1980.

ONE OF THE BBC'S 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD'A group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island: what could go wrong?

William Golding's brutal exposure of human savagery is not only a modern classic, but more relevant today than ever.

A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued.

By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive.

Their games take on a horrible significance - and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has devolved into a tribe of murderous savages. First published in 1954, William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Prizes:

R 2003 The BBC Big Read Top 100
S 2003 BBC Big Read Top 100

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