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Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
  • ISBN Code: : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : lord-of-the-flies.pdf

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

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Experience a shipwrecked sailor's psychic disintegration into 'a naked madman on a rock' by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. An hour on this rock is a lifetime. Glistening limpets. The claws of a lobster. Wild tangles of seaweed. Slowly, his eyes open. Everywhere, there is sea. Only this jagged peak interrupts the vast expanse of the Atlantic: a tooth in a gaping jaw. But he will survive. Rainwater can be drunk; anemones eaten. He dries his oilskin beneath the screaming gulls, and discovers his papers: Christopher Hadley Martin, TY. Lieut., R.N.V.R. Weathering lightning strikes of memory, he must now reconstruct his fate - piece by terrible piece. 'Devastating ... Violently real ... The unique kind of novel that compels you to reread it.' Marlon James 'Wizardry of the first order.' Observer 'Terrifying . Magnificently original.' Sylvia Plath 'An amazing tour de force ... A blow-by-blow struggle for survival.' Stephen Spender 'Immense ... To read it is to undergo a shattering and memorable experience.' Kingsley Amis 'A master fabulist ... An iconoclast.' John Fowles

C.S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy, 3.1

By P. H. Brazier
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1610977203
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Religion
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C. S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy I, Creation and Sub-Creation opens with Lewis on creation, the fall into original sin, and the human condition before God and how such an understanding permeated all his work, post-conversion. For Lewis, Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the agent of creation and its redeemer. This leads into Lewis's representation through sub-creation: explaining salvation history and the purpose of the creation and the creature through story (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, Screwtape, etc.), but also the question of multiple incarnations, and the encounters he pens between Aslan-Christ and creatures. What does this tell us about the human predicament and our state after the fall? This volume forms the first part of the third book in a series of studies on the theology of C. S. Lewis titled C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.

The Concept of Evil in William Golding

By Katrin Annegarn
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638600084
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 473
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn (Anglistik), 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: As the motif of evil is the central theme in William Golding’s work, I will consider in my term paper his definition of evil and its realization in his first two novelsLord of the Flies(1954) andThe Inheritors(1955). How did he under-stand this complex but central motif of human life and religion? Is there a general position towards evil that can be recognized in his work? Did he consider human beings as generally evil or generally good? - Thinking about the idea of “evil”, many questions arise. Trying to answer some of them, I will concentrate mainly on the book we talk about in class,The Inheritors,his second and - as he himself said - favourite novel. In summary,The Inheritorsdeals with evolution and the development of human beings. On the example of a Neanderthal group, Golding depicts the conflict between the Neanderthalers and the “New Men”2,homo sapiens,which finally ends in the death of the Neanderthalers and the victory of the superiorhomo sapiens.But arehomo sapiensreally superior to the Neanderthalers? What is Golding’s position? In a further step, I will examine Golding’s first and most famous novel,Lord of the Flies(1954), for the idea of evil. Is the attitude he gives inThe In-heritorsthe same as inLord of the Flies?Or did his view change after the first novel? As a summary, I would like to give a final conclusion of Golding’s un-derstanding of his central motif “evil” and consider perspectives for further examinations.

Advanced Placement Classroom

By R. Brigham Lampert
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000493709
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 944
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Advanced Placement Classroom: The Scarlet Letter provides teachers with a user-friendly field-tested guide to teaching one of the truly great American novels. Considering a wide range of academically interpretive methodologies, it moves beyond basic elements of plot, characterization, and theme into a multifaceted, skill-based, and critically inquisitive approach to instruction. Designed pragmatically with the AP English Literature exam as an end goal, the book includes dozens of ready-to-use assignments, prompts, quizzes, rubrics, and lesson plans, all aiding students' ultimate success.

Reading the Novel in English 1950 - 2000

By Brian W. Shaffer
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1405148802
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 159
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Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts. Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction. Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

An Egyptian Journal

By William Golding
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571265499
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 794
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A first-hand journal about the Goldings' travels through Egypt, soon after winning the Nobel Prize, living on a motor cruiser on the Nile. Nothing went quite as planned, but William Golding's vivid and honest account of what actually happened, and of what he saw and felt about ancient Egypt and the exasperations of the living present, will delight his innumerable admirers and everyone who visits Egypt. 'One of the funniest anti-travel books I have ever read.' Daily Telegraph 'No previous book brings you so close to Golding the man. It bulges with abstruse knowledge . . . and is often screamingly funny . . . Hugely enjoyable.' The Times

Cannibalism in Literature and Film

By J. Brown
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137292121
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 716
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A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.

Unsettling Narratives

By Clare Bradford
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 0889205078
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 324
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Children’s books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government. Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion—the use of postcolonial theories—relatively new to the field of children’s literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures.

The Wrath of the Lamb!

By Stanley O. Lotegeluaki
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 146859463X
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 405
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SATAN AND HIS DEMONS THOUGHT THEY COULD DEFEAT GOD. WHEN THEY REBELLED AGAINST GOD, THEY NEVER KNEW THAT THEY WOULD END UP BEING BURNED ALIVE FOR 40 BILLION YEARS, THEN BURNED ALIVE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE FOREVER. SERVES THEM RIGHT FOR REFUSING GODS LOVE. JESUS CHRIST IS REALLY ALMIGHTY GOD, MIGHTY IN BATTLE. THE WRATH OF THE LAMB IS POURED OUT ON SATAN, HIS ANGELS AND 2.3 BILLION PEOPLE +/-. OR 1/3 OF THE EARTHS POPULATION. DURING THE SECOND COMING EVENT SATAN AND HIS DEMONS AND ANTICHRIST WILL BE THROWN INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT FOR BILLIONS OF YEARS, THEN THEY WILL BE TAKEN OUT FOR WWIII WHERE THE ANTCHRIST ANGEL WILL POSSES A DEADMANS BODY AND COME TO LIFE LIKE JESUS TO BE WORSHIPPED. "MATHEW CHPT 24 IS A CONDITIONAL CHPT. IT DEPENDED ON THE "CARCASE" TO HAPPEN. THE CARCASE OF MT. 24:28 AND JESUS DECIDED THAT WWIII SHOULD OCCUR AFTER THE SECOND COMING, AFTER THE 1000 YR REIGN OF JESUS OR 40 BILLION YEARS FROM NOW. BUT JESUS THE KING OF PEACE WILL RETURN IN PEACE AT THE SECOND COMING, IN MY LIFETIME. MATHEW 24:21 WAR IS BROKEN BY MATHEW 24:28. READ MY OTHER BOOKS. Matthew 24:28:"For wheresoever the Carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together" The Eagles are Jesus and satan. They hover over a Carcase- a born again Christian who has died or crucified his flesh in the cross of Jesus ( Gospel of Paul in Romans). Every born again Christian is a Carcase, but this special individual was to welcome Christ. And the happenings of Mt 24 depended on his decisions and Christs decisions.(1.) Jesus deleted the war of the Second Coming and the Carcase agreed. Thats why there is no war before the Second Coming- it will be in 40 billion years. Second reason why WWIII is not now is. (2.)The sand of the sea in Revelation chpt 13:1 is time. Each grain is a year. How many grains on the seashore? Billions- so WWIII is billions of years away-(3.) Third reason.The universe will begin to implode in 40 billion yrs. The core of the imploding universe is called The Lake of fire.(II PETER 3:7) The Lake of fire existed during that time for the false prophet to be thrown in it. They co-existed. The only time WWIII can happen is when the Lake of fire existed. That can only happen in Blueshift- when this finite universe of ours is collapsing,around 40 billion A.D. . False prophet and Lake of fire- co-existed. So WWIII is 40 billion +/- years from now becuase it was fought when the Lake of fire existed and the false prophet existed. They co-existed. So there will be no war in our times. Thats why Jesus inserted Mt 24:28. but some Bibles say vultures and other strange stuff. Dont tamper with the Bible. THE REASON FOR ALL THE WILD WEATHER IN 2000+/-A.D IS BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS RETURNING SOON FOR THE SECOND COMING IS IN OUR GENERATION! ISAIAH 29: 6. Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

The Job of the Wasp

By Colin Winnette
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 1593766858
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 577
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"A witty and grisly gothic unlike anything I’ve ever read. You should absolutely read this." --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up. A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence.