Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101158107

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

Pigeon English

Author: Stephen Kelman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408815680

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2006

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Deeply funny, moving, idiosyncratic and unforgettable - introduces a major new literary talent. Pigeon English was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

Rites of Passage

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374526400

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Edmund Talbot recounts his voyage from England to the Antipodes, and the humiliating confrontation between the stern Captain Anderson and the nervous parson, James Colley, which leads to the latter's death.

Lord of the Flies

A Teaching Guide

Author: Mary Elizabeth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931993961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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Activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of Lord of the flies by William Golding.

CliffsNotes on Golding's Lord of the Flies

Author: Maureen Kelly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054418257X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies takes you on an exploration of William Golding's novel to the dark side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. Follow Golding's group of young boys from hope to disaster and watch as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, and isolated environment. You can rely on CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies for character analyses, insightful essays, and chapter-by-chapter commentaries to ensure your safe passage through the rich symbolism of this novel. Other features that help you study include A brief synopsis of the novel A character map to help you see relationships among the characters A glossary that helps you get the most out of your reading An interactive quiz to test your knowledge Essay topics and review questions Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Coursebook with Free Digital Content

Author: Marian Cox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107657822

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Up-to-date resources providing full coverage of Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) for first examination in 2015. This Fourth edition Coursebook is designed to support the Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500) and Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate First Language English (0522). A student-friendly resource that teaches the reading and writing techniques required for the Cambridge IGCSE, as well as providing two bespoke units on speaking and listening techniques, plus embedded activities on these skills throughout. It includes carefully designed activities on a variety of engaging topics, set out in 14 lively, full-colour units. A dedicated microsite for Cambridge First Language English provides free online resources to support the course, including answers to the Coursebook activities.

Lord of the Flies - Large Print Edition

Author: William Golding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784871876902

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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This is a famous and popular novel that has been reprinted many times. It has also been made into two feature length movies, the first in 1963 and the next in 1990 and there is another movie in production. It has also been made into at least six short episodes for TV. A British plane crashes on or near an isolated island in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. The only survivors are boys in their middle childhood or preadolescence. Now they must work together to survive, or they will fight each other.

The Inheritors

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156443791

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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The impact on a small surviving band of Neanderthal food gatherers of the arrival of Homo sapiens, a clever and ruthless killer.

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding,Gloria Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

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Offers tips for teaching "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

The Beach

Author: Alex Garland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101657502

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.

The Coral Island

A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

Author: R. M. Ballantyne

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861953560

Category:

Page: 284

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Reprint of the adventure novel from 1857.

Lord of the Flies

The Themes · The Characters · The Language and Style · The Plot Analyzed

Author: Mary Hartley,Tony Buzan

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764108211

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

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If you’re looking for an explanation of Lord of the Flies’s themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of William Golding's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics to make this novel clearer, livelier, and more easily understood than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details about Lord of the Flies that students need to understand. Appropriate for middle and high school students.

Cambridge IGCSE Biology Workbook

Author: Mary Jones,Geoff Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521124430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

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This Workbook is intended to be used alongside the Cambridge IGCSE Biology Second edition Coursebook, and is fully endorsed by Cambridge. It contains exercises that will help students to develop the skills needed to succeed in the Cambridge IGCSE Biology examination and invites students to match their performance in some tasks against generic criteria, to help them to see what they need to do to improve. A Teacher's Resource CD-ROM is also available.

The New Book of Snobs

A Definitive Guide to Modern Snobbery

Author: D.J. Taylor

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472123956

Category: History

Page: 288

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'Hugely enjoyable' AN Wilson, Sunday Times 'Thoughtful, entertaining and enjoyable' Michael Gove, Book of the Week, The Times Inspired by William Makepeace Thackeray, the first great analyst of snobbery, and his trail-blazing The Book of Snobs (1848), D. J. Taylor brings us a field guide to the modern snob. Short of calling someone a racist or a paedophile, one of the worst charges you can lay at anybody's door in the early twenty-first century is to suggest that they happen to be a snob. But what constitutes snobbishness? Who are the snobs and where are they to be found? Are you a snob? Am I? What are the distinguishing marks? Snobbery is, in fact, one of the keys to contemporary British life, as vital to the backstreet family on benefits as the proprietor of the grandest stately home, and an essential element of their view of who of they are and what the world might be thought to owe them. The New Book of Snobs will take a marked interest in language, the vocabulary of snobbery - as exemplified in the 'U' and 'Non U' controversy of the 1950s - being a particular field in which the phenomenon consistently makes its presence felt, and alternate social analysis with sketches of groups and individuals on the Thackerayan principle. Prepare to meet the Political Snob, the City Snob, the Technology Snob, the Property Snob, the Rural Snob, the Literary Snob, the Working-class Snob, the Sporting Snob, the Popular Cultural Snob and the Food Snob.

Moving Target

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265472

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

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An important and illuminating collection of essays and lectures by the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature. William Golding writes about places as diverse as Wiltshire, where he lived for over half a century, Dutch waterways, Delphi, Egypt ancient and modern, and planet Earth herself. Other essays discuss books and ideas, and provide a fascinating background to the appreciate Golding's own writing and imagination. Includes Golding's Nobel Speech. 'Golding come through this collection as reserved and wary, but delightful . . . His writing is a joy.' Sunday Times

The Double Tongue

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374526375

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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The Double Tongue is William Golding's last and perhaps most superbly imaginative novel. It is a fictional memoir of an aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle of ancient Greece, just prior to Greece's domination by the Roman Empire. As a young girl, Arieka is ugly, unconventional, a source of great shame to her uppity parents, who fear they'll never marry her off. But she is saved by Ionides, the High Priest of the Delphic temple, who detects something of a seer (and a friend) in her and whisks her off to the shrine to become the Pythia - the earthly voice of the god Apollo. Arieka has now spent a lifetime at the mercy of a god, a priest, and her devotees, and has witnessed firsthand the decay of Delphi's fortunes and its influence in the world. Her reflections on the mysteries of the oracle, which her own weird gifts embody, are matched by her feminine insight into the human frailties of the High Priest himself, a true Athenian with a wicked sense of humor, whose intriguing against the Romans brings about humiliation and disaster. This extraordinary short novel, left in draft at the author's death in 1993, is a psychological and historical triumph. Golding has created a vivid and comic picture of ancient Greek society as well as an absolutely convincing portrait of a woman's experience, something rare in the Golding oeuvre. Arieka the Pythia is one of his finest creations. Left in draft at the author's death in 1993, this extraordinary short novel is a psychological and historical triumph. An aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle in ancient Greece, looks back over her strange life as the Pythia, the voice of the god Apollo. Golding was the author of Lord of the Flies, and a Nobel Laureate.

The Virgin Suicides

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307401936

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

The Hearts of Men

A Novel

Author: Nickolas Butler

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062469703

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan. Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father’s business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan’s teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths—and the limits—of Nelson’s selflessness and bravery. The Hearts of Men is a sweeping, panoramic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality—and redemption.

Oxford Literature Companions: Lord of the Flies

Author: Alison Smith,Peter Buckroyd

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198390435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly support for set texts. This full colour guide to 'Lord of the Flies' is ideal for use in the classroom or as revision, providing insight into characters, themes and contexts, together with activities designed to prompt a closer analysis of the writer's language and techniques.