Critical Insights: Lord of the Flies

Critical Insights Series

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, a literary theme, or film.

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Chronology of Author's Life
  • Complete List of Author's Works
  • Publication Dates of Works
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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November 2017 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-567-5
# of Pages: 300
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In-depth critical discussions of William Golding's novel - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.

This volume will explore many different dimensions of Golding’s classic novel. The book will, for instance, discuss the novel’s initial critical reception, the moral issues it raises, its film adaptations, and the ways in which commentary about the novel has evolved in the six decades since its first publication. The volume will also explore the ways the novel has been received on both sides of the Atlantic and will additionally examine its themes, characters, and structures from a diversity of critical perspectives. The book will sum up previous work on Golding’s text while also charting new interpretive directions.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index