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Lord of the Flies - William Golding - AudioBook CD Unabridged

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Lord of the Flies - William Golding - AudioBook CD Unabridged

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - AudioBook CD

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Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning writer William Golding. It discusses how culture built by guy fails, utilizing for example a group of British school-boys stuck on a deserted island who try to control themselves with disastrous results. The key idea that William Golding concentrates on in The Lord of the Flies is when removed from civilised society, individuals may devolve and return back to being primitive creatures. Golding portrays this idea throughout the entire book by utilizing different characters. The book is about a group of guys that are stranded on a tropical island without any adults. At initially they appear especially excited about the condition and votes for among the guys, Ralph, as a leader. Another among the guys, Jack, leaves the group to shape his own tribe who become more and more violent and obsessed with looking pigs and the so-called beast, that they believe lives found on the island. At the finish of the book, they try to kill Ralph before all being rescued by a naval officer. The title of the book originates from Simon, who is described by the others as batty and timid, imagines that the dead pig’s head is chatting to him. The pig’s head is encircled by flies, thus Simon calls it the Lord of the Flies. Ralph, the key character in the story, is a fair and good boy, he is truly the only boy who may hear to Piggy. Piggy is an obese boy who is produced fun of by everyone else to be fat and because he wears glasses and suffers from asthma, besides the fact that smarter than the rest of the guys. Ralph continually stressed to them the value of creating a signal fire over the mountain, thus that ships would see the smoke and come to rescue them. He informs the guys, “The fire is the most crucial thing found on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by chance, if we don’t keep a fire going?” The rest of the guys became more savage and were more interested in looking than keeping the fire going.. Eventually even Ralph and Piggy became savage, if just for a time. When Simon crawled out within the woodland in the dark, the guys thought he was the beast and Ralph and Piggy joined in as they beat him to death with their bare hands. Out of the guys the 1 who changed the many found on the island was Jack. He was head boy in his choir, who shortly became the hunters, and he was more persistant than Ralph in his desire to become the chief, suggesting “I should be chief, because I’m chapter chorister and head boy.” Jack also offers an unpleasant character, expressed when he claims “Shut up, Fatty.” to Piggy. Jack showed his savageness fairly early on and developed into an even darker character. while Jack was initially unable to kill a pig, due to the “knife cutting into living flesh.” He later started to even take pleasure in the looking of the pigs with a spear, and wasn't at all upset by the deaths of different guys. When Piggy falls to his death after being knocked off a cliff, Jack screams “That’s what you’ll receive! I meant that!” In the finish everyone but Ralph, and Piggy, who was killed by Jack’s tribe, were lured to join them either by the knowledge that the hunters would offer them with meat, or were tortured and bullied into joining them. The guys are rescued by a British navy officer, he is surprised that these are British guys that have ended up as savages. If British guys, particularly ones because civilised because these, may become wild savages then anybody might. The naval officer emphasises this, suggesting “I must have thought a pack of British guys - you’re all British aren’t you? - would have been capable to place up a greater show than that.”


About the Author William Golding

William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate best acknowledged for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was moreover granted the Booker Prize for literature in 1980, for his novel Rites of Passage, the initially book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. Golding was born at his maternal grandmother's apartment, 47 Mountwise, St Columb Minor, Newquay, Cornwall, and he invested numerous childhood vacations there. He grew up at his family house in Marlborough, Wiltshire, where his dad was a research master at Marlborough Grammar School (1905 to retirement). Alec Golding was a socialist with a strong dedication to scientific rationalism, and the young Golding and his elder brother Joseph attended the school where his dad taught (to not be confused with Marlborough College, the "public" boarding school). His mom, Mildred, kept apartment at 29, The Green, Marlborough, and supported the moderate campaigners for woman suffrage. In 1930 Golding went to Oxford University as an undergraduate at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he read Natural Sciences for 2 years before moving to English Literature. He took his B.A. (Hons) Second Class in the summer of 1934, and later that year his initial book, Poems, was published in London by Macmillan & Co, through the aid of his Oxford friend, the anthroposophist Adam Bittleston. Golding wedded Ann Brookfield on 30th September 1939 plus they had 2 youngsters, Judy and David.

During World War II, Golding fought in the Royal Navy and was quickly associated in the pursuit of Germany's mightiest battleship, the Bismarck. He moreover participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, commanding a landing ship that fired salvoes of rockets onto the beaches, and then in a naval action at Walcheren in which 23 from 24 attack crafts were sunk. At the war's end he returned to training and writing. In 1985 Golding and his spouse moved to Perranarworthal, near Truro, Cornwall, where he died of heart failure on June 19, 1993. He was buried in the village churchyard at Bowerchalke, Wiltshire, England. He left the draft of the novel, The Double Tongue, set in Ancient Delphi, which was published posthumously.

In September 1953 Golding transferred the typescript of the book to Faber & Faber of London. Initially refused by a reader there, the book was championed by Charles Monteith, then a unique editor at the fast. He asked for many cuts in the text and the novel was published in September 1954 as Lord of the Flies. It was soon followed by alternative novels, including The Inheritors, Pincher Martin, and Free Fall. Publishing success produced it possible for Golding to resign his training post at Bishop Wordsworth's School in 1961, and he invested that educational year as writer-in-residence at Hollins College near Roanoke, Virginia. Having moved in 1958 from Salisbury to nearby Bowerchalke, he met his fellow villager and strolling companion James Lovelock. The 2 discussed Lovelock's hypothesis that the living matter of the world Earth functions like a single organism, and Golding recommended naming this hypothesis after Gaia, the goddess of the world in Greek mythology. In 1970 Golding was a prospect for the Chancellorship of the University of Kent at Canterbury, but lost to Jo Grimond. Golding won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1979, the Booker Prize in 1980, and in 1983 he was granted the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988.

Golding's usually allegorical fiction makes wide utilize of allusions to classical literature, mythology, and Christian symbolism. No distinct thread unites his novels, and the content and technique differ. But his novels are usually set in closed communities including islands, villages, monasteries, groups of hunter-gatherers, ships at sea or perhaps a pharaoh's court. His initial novel, Lord of the Flies (1954; movie, 1963 and 1990, play, adapted by Nigel Williams, 1995), dealt with an unsuccessful battle against barbarism and war, therefore showing the ambiguity and fragility of civilization. It has moreover been mentioned it is allegorical of World War II. The Inheritors (1955) looked into prehistory, advancing the thesis that humankind's evolutionary ancestors, "the fresh people" (usually diagnosed with homo sapiens sapiens), triumphed over a gentler race (usually diagnosed with Neanderthals) because much by violence and deceit because by all-natural superiority. 'The Spire' 1964 follows the building (and near collapse) of the big spire onto a medieval abbey church, the church and the spire itself act as a potent symbols both of the abbot's highest spiritual aspirations and of his worldly vanities. Pincher Martin his 1954 novel concerns the last moments of the sailor tossed into the north Atlantic after his ship is attacked. The structure is echoed by that of the later Booker Prize winner by Yann Martel, Life of Pi. The 1967 novel The Pyramid comprises 3 separate stories connected by a well-known setting (a tiny English town in the 1920s) and narrator. The Scorpion God (1971) is a amount of 3 brief novels set in a prehistoric African hunter-gatherer band ('Clonk, Clonk'), an historic Egyptian court ('The Scorpion God') and the court of the roman emperor ('Envoy Extraordinary'). The last of these is a reworking of his 1958 play The Brass Butterfly. Golding's later novels include Darkness Visible (1979), The Paper Men (1984), and the comic-historical sea trilogy To the Ends of the Earth (BBC TV 2005), comprising the Booker Prize-winning Rites of Passage (1980), Close Quarters (1987), and Fire Down Below (1989).

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