Lord of the Flies: Casebook Edition

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On sale Sep 01, 1987 | 336 Pages | 978-0-399-50643-7
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A Casebook Edition containing the full text of LORD OF THE FLIES, plus notes and critical essays

The material in this casebook edition of one of the most widely read novels of our time includes not only the full text of LORD OF THE FLIES, but also statements by William Golding about the novel, reminisces of Golding by his brother, an appreciation of the novel by E.M. Forster, and a number of critical essays from various points of vierw. Included are psychological, religious, and literary approaches by noted scholars and studies of the novel's relation to earlier works, as well as to other writings by Golding. The editors have also included bibliographical material and explanatory notes.

Edited by James R. Baker and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr.
William Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. After graduating from Oxford, he worked briefly as a theater actor and director, wrote poetry, and then became a schoolteacher. In 1940, a year after England entered World War II, Golding joined the Royal Navy, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy. Golding’s experience in World War II had a profound effect on his view of humanity and the evils of which it was capable. After the war, Golding resumed teaching and started to write novels. His first and greatest success came with Lord of the Flies (1954), which ultimately became a bestseller in both Britain and the United States after more than twenty publishers rejected it. In 1983 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Golding died in 1993. View titles by William Golding
Lord of the FliesArthur P. Ziegler, Jr.
Foreword

James R. Baker
Introduction

William Golding
Lord of the Flies

James Keating-William Golding
Purdue Interview

Frank Kermode-William Golding
The Meaning of It All

Frank Kermode
The Novels of William Golding

E. M. Forster
An Introduction to "Lord of the Flies"

Donald R. Spangler
Simon

Carl Niemeyer
The Coral Island Revisited

J. T. C. Golding
A World of Violence and Small Boys

John Peter
The Fables of William Golding

Ian Gregor & Mark Kinkead-Weekes
An Introduction to "Lord of the Flies"

William R. Mueller
An Old Story Well Told

Thomas M. Coskren
Is Golding Calvinistic?

Claire Rosenfield
Men of a Smaller Growth

E. L. Epstein
Notes on "Lord of the Flies"

Time
Lord of the Campus

A Checklist of Publications Relevant to "Lord of the Flies"

"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

"The most influential novel...since Salinger's Catcher in the Rye." 
Time

"This brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is." 
The New York Times Book Review
 
"Sparely and elegantly written...Lord of the Flies is a grim anti-pastoral in which adults are disguised as children who replicate the worst of their elders' heritage of ignorance, violence, and warfare." 
Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books

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A Casebook Edition containing the full text of LORD OF THE FLIES, plus notes and critical essays

The material in this casebook edition of one of the most widely read novels of our time includes not only the full text of LORD OF THE FLIES, but also statements by William Golding about the novel, reminisces of Golding by his brother, an appreciation of the novel by E.M. Forster, and a number of critical essays from various points of vierw. Included are psychological, religious, and literary approaches by noted scholars and studies of the novel's relation to earlier works, as well as to other writings by Golding. The editors have also included bibliographical material and explanatory notes.

Edited by James R. Baker and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr.

Author

William Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. After graduating from Oxford, he worked briefly as a theater actor and director, wrote poetry, and then became a schoolteacher. In 1940, a year after England entered World War II, Golding joined the Royal Navy, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy. Golding’s experience in World War II had a profound effect on his view of humanity and the evils of which it was capable. After the war, Golding resumed teaching and started to write novels. His first and greatest success came with Lord of the Flies (1954), which ultimately became a bestseller in both Britain and the United States after more than twenty publishers rejected it. In 1983 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Golding died in 1993. View titles by William Golding

Table of Contents

Lord of the FliesArthur P. Ziegler, Jr.
Foreword

James R. Baker
Introduction

William Golding
Lord of the Flies

James Keating-William Golding
Purdue Interview

Frank Kermode-William Golding
The Meaning of It All

Frank Kermode
The Novels of William Golding

E. M. Forster
An Introduction to "Lord of the Flies"

Donald R. Spangler
Simon

Carl Niemeyer
The Coral Island Revisited

J. T. C. Golding
A World of Violence and Small Boys

John Peter
The Fables of William Golding

Ian Gregor & Mark Kinkead-Weekes
An Introduction to "Lord of the Flies"

William R. Mueller
An Old Story Well Told

Thomas M. Coskren
Is Golding Calvinistic?

Claire Rosenfield
Men of a Smaller Growth

E. L. Epstein
Notes on "Lord of the Flies"

Time
Lord of the Campus

A Checklist of Publications Relevant to "Lord of the Flies"

Praise

"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

"The most influential novel...since Salinger's Catcher in the Rye." 
Time

"This brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is." 
The New York Times Book Review
 
"Sparely and elegantly written...Lord of the Flies is a grim anti-pastoral in which adults are disguised as children who replicate the worst of their elders' heritage of ignorance, violence, and warfare." 
Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books

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