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- DescriptionWilliam Golding's classic vel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between incence and savagery.
- Author BiographySir William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911. He started writing at the age of seven, but following the wishes of his parents, studied natural sciences and English at Oxford. He served in World War II and following the war, returned to writing and teaching. By the time Lord of the Flies was finally accepted for publication in 1954, it had been turned down by more than twenty publishers. The book became an immediate bestseller. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, largely based on this book. He was knighted in 1988 and died in 1993.
- Author(s)Sir William Golding
- PublisherListening Library
- Date of Publication11/10/2005
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintListening Library
- Weight113 g
- Width142 mm
- Height157 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Read bySir William Golding
- Contained items statement6 Audio CDs
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time412
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