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Lord of the Flies - by William Golding (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 291

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: William Golding

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 1987
TCIN: 11770039
UPC: 9780399506437
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-0362

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"Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years."
--Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

"As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954."
--Stephen King

"The most influential novel...since Salinger's Catcher in the Rye."
--Time

"This brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Sparely and elegantly written...Lord of the Flies is a grim anti-pastoral in which adults are disguised as children who replicate the worst of their elders' heritage of ignorance, violence, and warfare."
--Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books

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