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Lord of the Flies

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Lord of the Flies is the volume that every fan of this classic book will have to own!

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.

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. And now readers can own it in a beautifully designed hardcover edition worthy of its stature.
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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. Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School as a day boy, and went on to King's College, Cambridge, in 1897. With King's he had a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946. He declared that his life as a whole had not been dramatic, and he was unfailingly modest about his achievements. Interviewed by the BBC on his eightieth birthday, he said: 'I have not written as much as I'd like to . . . I write for two reasons: partly to make money and partly to win the respect of people whom I respect . . . I had better add that I am quite sure I am not a great novelist.' Eminent critics and the general public have judged otherwise and in his obituary The Times called him 'one of the most esteemed English novelists of his time'.

He wrote six novels, four of which appeared before the First World War, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908), and Howard's End (1910). An interval of fourteen years elapsed before he published A Passage to India. It won both the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Maurice, his novel on a homosexual theme, finished in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. He also published two volumes of short stories; two collections of essays; a critical work, Aspects of the Novel; The Hill of Devi, a fascinating record of two visits Forster made to the Indian State of Dewas Senior; two biographies; two books about Alexandria (where he worked for the Red Cross in the First World War); and, with Eric Crozier, the libretto for Britten's opera Billy Budd. He died in June 1970.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2006
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-399-53337-2
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/13/1,7 cm
Gewicht 253 g
Verkaufsrang 2.298
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gruselig
von Blacky am 18.04.2009
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Kurzbeschreibung The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures Ich habe dieses Buch im Englischunterricht gelesen.Ein ganz gruseliges Buch. Gruselig deshalb,... Kurzbeschreibung The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures 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
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

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