November 1, 2003
November 1, 2003
The story that never grows old...
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.
This Christmas' meaningful gift, the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Lord of the Flies is the volume that every fan of this classic book will have to own.
In this now-classic tale--a terrifying variation on the traditional boys' adventure story--the brutal behavior of a group of English schoolboys left stranded on a deserted island after an atomic war is an allegory for the defects of society.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Settings, General, Conflicts + Dualities, Stages of Life, Disasters, Classics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Society + Social Issues, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, People + Places / General
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: People + Places / General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Society + Social Issues, Human Qualities + Behavior, Classics, Disasters, Stages of Life, Conflicts + Dualities, General, Settings
- Edition: Anniversary
- Language: English
- Author: William Golding
- Illustrator: Ben Gibson
- Online Item #: 11318688
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-1516
- ISBN: 9780399529207
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported