Lord of the Flies. Educational Edition

A novel. Educational Edition. With an introduction by Ian Gregor and Mark Kinkead-Weekes

William Golding

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Beschreibung

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is now recognised as a classic, one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern novels. This edition, which includes an introduction and notes by Ian Gregor and Mark Kinkead-Weekes, meets the demand for its use in schools and its prescription by numerous examining boards. In compiling the notes they have borne in mind the needs of younger readers not only in this country but overseas.

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume,
Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Walcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel,
Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961.
Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections
The Hot Gates and
A Moving Target. He won the Booker Prize for his novel
Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993.
The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995.

William Golding (1911-1993) was a Booker and Nobel Prize winning author, best known for his first novel, Lord of the Flies, published originally in 1954 and adapted for film in 1963. His other works include The Inheritors (1955), Pincher Martin (1956), Rites of Passage (1980), The Double Tongue (published posthumously in 1995) a now rare volume, Poems (1934) and the essay collections The Hot Gates and A Moving Target.
Golding was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before his writing career, Golding was a schoolmaster. He was also a keen actor, musician and small-boat sailor.
In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.2021
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-571-05686-6
Verlag Faber & Faber
Maße (L/B/H) 19,9/12,8/2 cm
Gewicht 206 g

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Ein wunderbares Stück klassischer amerikanischer Literatur
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Darmstadt am 12.03.2021
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Ich habe mir das Buch vom automatischen Sprachassistenten vorlesen lassen und das hat großen Spaß gemacht. Das Buch wird aus der Perspektive eines kleinen Mädchens erzählt und es ist wunderbar mitfühlend geschrieben. Die Charaktere von Atticus, Jem, Scout und Boo Radley sind einprägsam und wundervoll beschrieben. Jeder möchte so... Ich habe mir das Buch vom automatischen Sprachassistenten vorlesen lassen und das hat großen Spaß gemacht. Das Buch wird aus der Perspektive eines kleinen Mädchens erzählt und es ist wunderbar mitfühlend geschrieben. Die Charaktere von Atticus, Jem, Scout und Boo Radley sind einprägsam und wundervoll beschrieben. Jeder möchte solch eine Vaterfigur wie Atticus in seinem Leben haben. Das Buch ist weiterhin aktuell in der Antirassismus-Debatte, obwohl natürlich die Rahmenbedingungen heutzutage anders sind. Ich habe nicht bereut, das Buch gelesen zu haben. Eine klare Leseempfehlung von mir!

Ein Buch, welches man gelesen haben muss
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Pöttmes am 14.12.2020
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Nicht umsonst wird das Buch in vielen amerikanischen Schulen als Pflichtlektüre angesehen. Die Schicksale des Vaters von Scout, sowie der kindlichen Gedankenweise von Scout machen das Buch sehr schön zu lesen und amüsant. Klare Leseempfehlung meinerseits! :)

leider etwas langwierig
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Luftenberg an der Donau am 21.09.2020
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INHALT: At the age of eight, Scout Finch is an entrenched free-thinker. She can accept her father's warning that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because mockingbirds harm no one and give great pleasure. But Scouts world isn‘t as happy as it seems. REZENSION: Ich bin relativ schwer in das Buch hineingekommen. Das könnte ab... INHALT: At the age of eight, Scout Finch is an entrenched free-thinker. She can accept her father's warning that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because mockingbirds harm no one and give great pleasure. But Scouts world isn‘t as happy as it seems. REZENSION: Ich bin relativ schwer in das Buch hineingekommen. Das könnte aber an der englischen Version liegen. Die Geschichte wird aus der kindlichen Sicht von Scout geschrieben, was also auch etwas anders ist. Leider war für mich einfach nicht wirklich viel los. Erst am Seite 200/310 ging es mal. Da wurde auch endlich das Hauptthema aufgegriffen. Davor habe ich auch schon des öfteren überlegt das Buch abzubrechen. Möglicherweise wäre es einfacher gewesen es auf deutsch zu lesen.

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