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William Golding - Lord of the Flies (2nd Hand Paperback)

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£3.45
SKU SHB000085
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1954 (This edition 1997 Faber & Faber)
  • ISBN : 9780571191475
  • SKU : SHB000085
  • PPC : LL300
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1

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.

In this, his first novel, William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic, devastating twist. The boys' delicate sense of order fades, and 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 turned into a tribe of faceless, murderous savages.

Since it was first published in 1954, William Golding's classic debut novel has remained a stark allegory of civilisation, survival, and human nature. As dystopian stories like Hunger Games and Battle Royale surge in popularity, this haunting tale of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island still captivates schoolchildren around the world, raising timeless and profound questions about how easily society can slip into chaos and savagery when rules and order have been abandoned.

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