Lord of the flies: a novel

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William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.
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table_of_contents Introduction / E.M. Forster -- Sound of the shell -- Fire on the mountain -- Huts on the beach -- Painted faces and long hair -- Beast from water -- Beast from air -- Shadows and tall trees -- Gift for the darkness -- View to a death -- Shell and the glasses -- Castle rock -- Cry of the hunters -- Notes -- Critical analysis.
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title Lord of the flies : a novel
title_display Lord of the flies : a novel
title_full Lord of the Flies, Lord of the flies : a novel / by William Golding ; introduction by E.M. Forster ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein
title_short Lord of the flies :
title_sort lord of the flies a novel
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topic Classic Literature, Young Adult Fiction
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