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The Resource Lord of the flies, William Golding

Lord of the flies, William Golding

Label
Lord of the flies
Title
Lord of the flies
Statement of responsibility
William Golding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. When responding to the novel's dazzling power of intellectual insight, scholars and critics often invoke the works of Shakespeare, Freud, Rousseau, Sartre, Orwell, and Conrad. Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin, and evil. Part parable, allegory, myth, parody, political treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Lord of the Flies is perhaps the most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart". When they are marooned on a deserted island, a group of English schoolboys soon lose their civilized ways
Member of
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golding, William
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6013.O35
LC item number
L6 1999
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Penguin great books of the 20th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Airplane crash survival
  • Islands
  • Boys
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Airplane crash survival
  • Boys
  • Islands
  • Illinois
Label
Lord of the flies, William Golding
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd 1954"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Beast from water
  • 6.
  • Beast from air
  • 7.
  • Shadows and tall trees
  • 8.
  • Gift for the darkness
  • 9.
  • A view to a death
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The shell and the glasses
  • 11.
  • Castle rock
  • 12.
  • Cry of the hunters
  • The sound of the shell
  • 2.
  • Fire on the mountain
  • 3.
  • Huts on the beach
  • 4.
  • Painted faces and long hair
Control code
ocm50664766
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780140283334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50664766
  • (OCoLC)50664766
Label
Lord of the flies, William Golding
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd 1954"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Beast from water
  • 6.
  • Beast from air
  • 7.
  • Shadows and tall trees
  • 8.
  • Gift for the darkness
  • 9.
  • A view to a death
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The shell and the glasses
  • 11.
  • Castle rock
  • 12.
  • Cry of the hunters
  • The sound of the shell
  • 2.
  • Fire on the mountain
  • 3.
  • Huts on the beach
  • 4.
  • Painted faces and long hair
Control code
ocm50664766
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780140283334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50664766
  • (OCoLC)50664766

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