Lord of the Flies

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/27/1959
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade

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Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

1. The Sound of the Shell
2. Fire on the Mountain
3. Huts on the Beach
4. Painted Faces and Long Hair
5. Beast from Water
6. Beast from Air
7. Shadows and Tall Trees
8. Gift for the Darkness
9. A View to a Death
10. The Shell and the Glasses
11. Castle Rock
12. Cry of the Hunters
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