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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 182
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140283334
ISBN-10 0140283331
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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 behaviour 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.

 

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.


"Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years." 
—Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

"As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954."
Stephen King



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780143124290 Book cover for 9780399529207 Book cover for 9780698102194 Book cover for 9780884116950
 
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 7, 2013)
9780143124290 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.50 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $22.00
About: From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter.
With Ben Gibson (other contributor), E. M. Forster (other contributor), Edmund L. Epstein (other contributor) | 50 anv edition from Penguin USA (November 1, 2003)
9780399529207 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.00
About: The classical study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
from Buccaneer Books (October 1, 1993)
9780899669052 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.95
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Aeonian Pr (June 1, 1984)
9780884116950 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
from Putnam Pub Group (April 1, 1978)
9780698102194 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
Paperback
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from Spark Pub Group (February 4, 2014)
9781411469860 | details & prices | 75 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.95
About: When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed.
from J P Tarcher (October 1, 2006)
9789990162745 | details & prices | List price $10.00
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Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (May 1, 2000)
9780807231760 | details & prices | 7.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $44.00
from Penguin USA (October 30, 1999)
9789990213959 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $0.02
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies
The price comparison is for this edition
from Penguin USA (October 1, 1999)
9780140283334 | details & prices | 182 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
With Stephen Coote (other contributor), G. Hanscombe (other contributor) | Study gd edition from Penguin Uk (June 1, 1999)
9780140772869 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.14 lbs | List price $8.95
About: In the PENGUIN STUDY NOTES series and originally published in 1986 as GOLDING'S LORD OF THE FLIES, a study guide to the novel, aimed at those preparing for the GCSE examination.
Tch edition from Novel Units (February 1, 1999)
9781561373833 | details & prices | 8.25 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $11.99
About: Time-saving, inspiring lesson plans provide a comprehensive novel unit--created by teachers for teachers.
With E. M. Forster (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin USA (August 1, 1997)
9781573226127 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
from Random House Inc (January 1, 1987)
9780394745046 | details & prices | List price $1.95
from Scholastic Book Service (June 1, 1984)
9780590040013 | details & prices | List price $2.25
About: A special edition of this classic literary parable, with the 1962 introduction by E.
Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (June 1, 1984)
9780807218181 | details & prices | 10.25 × 10.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.98
About: Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the FliesLord 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.
from J P Tarcher (May 18, 1964)
9780399300028 | details & prices | List price $4.95
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies
About: A special edition of this classic literary parable, with the 1962 introduction by E.
With E. L. Epstein (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Penguin USA (June 1, 1959)
9780399501487 | details & prices | 208 pages | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $9.99
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
from J P Tarcher (June 1, 1959)
9789990858488 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $0.02
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies
Miscellaneous
from Perigee (July 27, 1959)
9780786516681 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $8.99
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies
Miscellaneous
Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (August 25, 2006)
9781598953138 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $39.99
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies
About: A special edition of this classic literary parable, with the 1962 introduction by E.
from Findaway World Llc (August 25, 2006)
9780739375105 | details & prices | List price $39.99
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies
About: A special edition of this classic literary parable, with the 1962 introduction by E.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780140864168 Book cover for 9780807216828
 
Abridged edition from Listening Library (November 1, 2002)
9780807216828 | details & prices | List price $32.00
About: William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic.
With Tim Pigott-Smith (other contributor) | from Penguin/Highbridge (August 1, 1997)
9780140864168 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Presents the classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606001960
 
from Demco Media (June 1, 1959)
9780606001960 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.75
This edition also contains Lord of the Flies
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780881030310 Book cover for 9781417703937
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780881030310 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $20.85
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9781417703937 | details & prices | 182 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island

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