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Lord of the Flies

Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies 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. William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.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.

"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

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Born in Cornwall, England, in 1911 and educated at Oxford University, William Gerald Golding's first book, Poems, was published in 1935. Following a stint in the Royal Navy and other diversions during and after World War II, Golding wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching school. This was the first of several novels including Pincher Martin, Free Fall, and The Inheritors and a play, The Brass Butterfly, which led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
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  • Lord of the FliesIntroduction by E. M. Forster

    One: The Sound of the Shell

    Two: Fire on the Mountain

    Three: Huts on the Beach

    Four: Painted Faces and Long Hair

    Five: Beast from Water

    Six: Beast from Air

    Seven: Shadows and Tall Trees

    Eight: Gift for the Darkness

    Nine: A View to a Death

    Ten: The Shell and the Glasses

    Eleven: Castle Rock

    Twelve: Cry of the Hunters

    Notes
    Critical Analysis

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 01.08.1997
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-57322-612-7
Verlag Penguin Books USA
Maße (L/B/H) 21.2/14.1/1.8 cm
Gewicht 249 g
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gruselig
von Blacky am 18.04.2009

Kurzbeschreibung Capturing generations of readers since its publication in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is a cult favorite among students and literary critics. An adventure tale in its purest form, this thrilling account of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island exposes the duality of human nature itself--the ... Kurzbeschreibung Capturing generations of readers since its publication in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is a cult favorite among students and literary critics. An adventure tale in its purest form, this thrilling account of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island exposes the duality of human nature itself--the dark, eternal divide between order and chaos, intellect and instinct, structure and savagery Ich habe dieses Buch im Englischunterricht gelesen.Ein ganz gruseliges Buch. Gruselig deshalb, weil es stellenweise wirklich grausam ist und man durchaus davon ausgehen kann , dass diese Grausamkeit der Realität entspricht. Faszinierend und erschreckend zugleich

ist der mensch von natur aus schlecht?
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Rostock am 21.09.2005
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eindrucksvoll dargestellt, wie ne gruppe jungs ohne jegliche regeln auf einer insel das zusammenleben erleben. eigentlich zivilisierte jungs, die dem machtkampf verfallen und plötzlich auch nicht mehr vor mord zurückschrecken. geschrieben in leicht verständlichem englisch