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Lord of the flies / William Golding.

By: Golding, William, 1911-1993.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin great books of the 20th century. Publisher: New York : Penguin ; 1999Description: viii, 182 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780571295715; 9780143129400; 0140283331; 0571295711 ; 9780571290581 ; 0571290582 ; 0571227678.Subject(s): Airplane crash survival -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction | Regression (Psychology) -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations in children -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 823.914
List(s) this item appears in: NCEA Wide Reading - Level one fiction | NCEA reading Level 3 Fiction
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Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Fiction GOLD (Browse shelf) Checked out 28/09/2018 i2168776
Teen Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Teen Fiction GOLD (Browse shelf) Checked out 08/05/2019 I2117149 1
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Fiction GOL (Browse shelf) Available A00845176
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Fiction GOL (Browse shelf) 1 Checked out 21/06/2018 A00462405
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Lord of the Flies is a novel that has captivated schoolchildren ever since it was first published in 1954. A teacher himself, Golding clearly understood what excites and interests children. It is not only a gripping story, with strong, sympathetic characters, but it also raises timeless and profound questions.Part of its lasting appeal, particularly in schools, surely arises from the way it tackles universal issues.The novel is a catalyst for thought-provoking discussion and analysis, not only concerning the capabilities of humans for good and evil and the fragility of moral inhibition, but beyond. The boys' struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has aright to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. All of these concerns are current today and can be easily related to the novel through effective teaching and learning.This new educational edition encourages original and independent thought from students, as well as guiding them through the text. The introductory material includes a biographical section on William Golding as well as providing information about the novel's historical context, which will be ideal for students completing GCSE and A-Level courses. At the end of the text there are chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points and activities plus a glossary of less familiar words or phrases. This new edition includes William Golding's essay on Lord of the Flies, 'Fable'. All of these are intended to inspire and generate creative teaching, learning and love of the novel.

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Here is another 50th-anniversary hardcover reprint. This edition sports the full text, plus notes and critical analyses. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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