|dc.title||Lord of the Flies|
|dc.creator||Golding, William, 1911-1993|
|dc.subject||Survival- Fiction.; Castaways-Fiction.; Islands- Fiction.; Boys-Fiction.; Interpersonal relations in children- Fiction.; Airplane crash survival- Fiction.; Regression (Psychology)- Fiction.||LCSH|
|dc.description||Golding’s classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature remains as provocative today as when it was first published. This beautiful new edition features French flaps and rough fronts, making it a must-have for fans of this seminal work.
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 behavior 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.
|dc.format||Paperback book; 304 pages; 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.7 in.|
|dc.relation||Lord of the Flies by William Golding; originally published by Faber and Faber, London: 1954|
|dc.rights||All rights reserved|
Lord of the Flies describes the tumultuous tale of a group of preadolescent boys trapped on an island after their plane crashes. Ralph, the main character, is elected leader, but is opposed by Jack and his group of boys. As boys give up their tasks for survival, tribes are formed and tensions are raised, leading to the death of two boys. Not until a British naval officer finds them do the boys realize what they have been doing. Lord of the Flies has been challenged multiple times since 1974 due immoral content, profanity, lurid passages about sex, and defamatory to minorities, God, woman, and the disabled (American Library Association, n.d.).
American Library Association. (n.d.). Banned and/or challenged books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course top 100 novels of the 20th Century. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bbwlinks