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  • ISBN-13: 9780140864168
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Audio Series
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 2 Cassettes
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 2
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 5.46 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Posted November 13, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing Read For Anyone!!!

    I was assigned to read this book for school and I read the entire thing cover to cover in a few hours. It's an amazing and consuming story that shows how people can be innately good or evil.It dives into the human psyche and unrivels the tangled knot that is the mind. It also envolpes the religous scope of man, Simon as a Christ character and the pigs head as Beelzebub,great. I do admit dialogue is hard to follow but if you take the time to look past that it's amazing! One of the best books I have ever read!!

    53 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    lord of the flies brief summary

    Lord of the Flies is a novel filled with symbolism. The novel takes place on an island were young boys are plane wrecked and have to figure out how to survive with no parents. Starting out civilized, they quickly progress into savagery. While everything is falling apart Golding uses characters and items found on the island to represent symbols all throughout the book. I recommend reading lord of the flies, it is a great novel full of symbolism and it gives you a different view of how life could be with no rules.

    46 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2008

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    Lord of the Flies: A Disturbing View of Human Nature

    I was lonely one Saturday afternoon and after pondering my bookshelf, I decided to pick up my copy of Lord of the Flies; it was a great way to spend the next six hours. This tale was so engrossing that I finished it that same Saturday.<BR/>The reason this book was so captivating was Golding's carefully woven tale of wonder and brutality. Not only is Lord of the Flies an allegory, but it is also a tale where we are forced to confront the utterly shocking extremes of human nature.<BR/>I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a challenging and frightening, yet extremely enjoyable read. Here's to hoping that I never get stranded on an island with adolescent British boys!

    20 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the flies captivates ones imagination with its extreme details. The reader feels as if their there with the group of boys, with how extensive Golding's descriptions are. This book shows how quickly civilizations can crumble, and how horrible its outcome can be. I recommend this book to any readers who are adventurous. Lord of the flies is a very interesting novel.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

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    So many kids without any brains on this site

    Seems to me that there are a lot of reviewers (mostly teens it seems) that don't care for this book. It's like some retarded kid wrote a review about the book and then had 30 clones decided to follow suit. I, for one, read this book back in high school and loved every minute of it!If you're looking for a dark book about human nature, here's one for ya. It might not be "action packed" but it makes up for it in reason. And to the kid that said books need to have lots of action to be respected, take a look back at every classic book out there and tell me you feel the same way. By the way, Twilight is not a classic, sir.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    DONT READ.

    i had to read this book for my ninth grade honors lit class. all of my classmates and i hated it. we couldnt bring ourselves to read it any longer. i would never recommend this book to anyone.

    10 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    Our world as we know it.

    From a long list of books to choose from for a school project, Lord of the flies stood out as one of the few books I hadn't read, but I heard was amazing. Within a day, I read the whole book, and I have to agree, it's a work of art. This book shows just how savage we really are, and how civilization keeps us in place everyday. When you trace mankind to their roots, you realize how our basic instincts are to be savage killers. And when taken away from civilization and society, we have nothing but our own instincts on how to act. I thought if it can happen among children, it can definitely happen between grown men; Maybe to an even great extent. This book made me think thoroughly on the subject; comparing it to today's society. After you read this book, I'm sure you too will be left in thought and wonder.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2009

    Lord Of The Flies

    Lord of the Flies (LOF) why is that english teachers think that this a coming of age novel? LOF is no doubt an intresting and intruing story and maybe and eye to the more raw side of humanity. When you strip away the rules and the adults if you turn off the lights are we no longer humans do we become no more than animals? That is the question LOF brings up and, Golding has a black view of human nature in genral. When young "civilized" english boys come to an island where there are no grown ups and no rules they become uncivlized and start to kill each other.
    This book is challenging and best read with spark notes or in class when there is a lot of dissucsion because it is easy to get lost with this book

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Help!

    Is this okay for an 8th grader to read?

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2008

    I like the message

    This book was great. Lots of really good symbols for things in real life. While the message is pessimistic about human nature i think it is honest. Not all people are good. In fact, many people are bad and do bad things. I appreciate the honesty of this book. While it is fiction i like that it was not your typical happy predictable story.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    The Beast!

    Lord of the Flies is a great book and displays symbolism throughout the whole book. On of the most thought-provoking symbols is "the beast", it reoresents the evil within everyone. In the beginning, the boys are afraid of it. Gradually, they forget about it. When they forget about the beast completely, it shows that they have become savages. I recommend this book to any reader that likes to think a lot about what they are reading.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    Jack, Ralph, and Piggy all represent something. Jack represents

    Jack, Ralph, and Piggy all represent something. Jack represents dictatorship. He has a violent personality and sees hunting as a must. Piggy represents intelligence and the public. He’s a chubby boy who wants rule and order in the island. Ralph represents democracy and common sense. He is the strong one and the leader. Without him or Piggy, there would only be violence which is Jack. The island sets up 2 main conflicts. On an external side, the conflict goes between Jack and Ralph. Hunting or Rescue. Dictatorship or Democracy. As you can see in the book, most of the boy’s side up with Jack’s way and few joined up with Ralph. But if you go in deeper you can see the internal side. Fear of the beast. Fear of the darkness in man’s heart. In the book, Simon tried explaining about how maybe the beast was within them and not physically but mentally.
    The book was good in keeping in suspense and was very interesting such as when Simon began talking to the Lord of the Flies which was a dead pig head. Another good point was the amount of symbolization in the book. The conch represented democracy and the will to speak. Every character represented something and the details in the story also. The best part of the story though was the way Golding described his characters. It was very fluid and keeps you entranced in the story. The way he described Ralph in the beginning was eye-catching. In either ways, this book was a very interesting read to a very good way to spend time.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    A Fun Read

    This was one of the few books that I thoroughly enjoyed. The author does a very good job in examining human nature and expressing his opinion in the book. The book shows that when put into a very serious situation our true selves come out and we may lose who we are. The style of writing that the author uses keeps me turning the pages. The way it was written kept you reading to see what would happen next. The only thing was that it takes some getting used to. The author did a very good job in creating the characters. Each one represented different kinds of people and their aspects. The real brutality of jack only came out when he felt threatened like a cat backed into a corner. Portraying real aspects of people in writing is hard but Golding pulled it off very well. This book was a fun read and I recommend it to everyone.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Lord of the Flies

    The book, "Lord of the Flies" has many aspects that make a great book, one aspect is symbolism. Piggy's glasses, the conch, the Beast, and the Lord of the Flies all symbolize different aspects of civilization, order, and chaos. I would recommend this novel to someone that enjoys a story of survival on an island and the decline of civilization and the rise of savagery but wants deeper symbolism in a book about the decline of civilization and the rise of savagery.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Good read

    This book starts off slow, and i was anything but enchanted by it, but it turned out to be one of the best books that i have read. At first, i thoght all of the descriptions were not needed to progress the plot, but the last section of the book changed my mind entirely. This is a must read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    A Must Read!

    John Aiello 3.11 Lord of the Flies is a timeless novel. At first, I thought it was going to be an adventure novel. However, I realize quickly that this was not an adventure. William Golding wrote the Lord of the Flies with the intent to show how human nature, when left unchecked and without rules, turns on itself. The story takes place during war time in England. A plane carrying boys from a boarding school was shot down during the evacuation. The pilot parachutes away and they are marooned on a tropical island. The island is very isolated with no contact with the outside world. The jungle provided food, water and shelter material. It was not their surroundings but what was within themselves that lead to their downfall. The Ralph character emerges as the group's initial leader. He recognizes the need for order and his main goal is to be rescued. He starts a fire on the mountain in an attempt to attract the attention of passing ships and/or planes. He is the voice of reason. He encourages the boys to build huts for shelter. His leadership roll is quickly undermined by Jack. Jack originally wanted to be the leader and is quite upset that he was not elected. He deems himself the leader of the "hunters" and does not really want to be rescued. He lets the fire die out therefore thwarting Ralph's attempt at rescue. The boys become divided in there allegiance some following Jack and some following Ralph. While Ralph has good intentions and is focused on getting rescued, conversely, Jack is malicious and animalistic. He leads the boys from civilized young men into savages through out the novel. He constantly attempts to weaken others. Jack takes his followers, separating from Ralph and the rest of the group. Senseless acts of violence occur and the boys turn on each other. They find the week ones and eliminate them. The reader will be surprised at how quickly the boys succumb to this barbaric behavior. William Golding writes with a beautifully descriptive hand. The scenery descriptions are vivid and captivating. You feel like you are on the island with the boys. His narrative paints a brutal portrait of human nature. He clearly portrays the moral layers of the story. This novel is as relevant now as it was when it was written in 1954. I believe the author was successful in depicting how without order and structure, unimaginable behavior results.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Lord of the Flies

    "Lord of the Flies" was an excellent book. It has many different aspects,my favorite being symbolism. There are many examples of symbolism in this book, that promotes irony. I recommend this book for any reader that has imagination and would love to read about an adventure.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Annoyes

    This book is really great. You should read this book or otherwise you dont know what's this book about and u will never know no how to survive on island without someone!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Great easy read

    Read it in 10th grade. Awesome book!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Plain in simple, this book was a great read. Trying to understan

    Plain in simple, this book was a great read. Trying to understand all the symbolism in it kept me very entertained. I found myself re reading chapters to understand. Such a great book that truly defines the flaws in society. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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