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Lord of the Flies

Written by William Golding
Read by William Golding

Work ID: 68857

ISBN: 9780307281708

Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

List Price: $29.95

On Sale Date: Oct 11, 2005


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William Golding's classic novel 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 innocence and savagery.

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