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Lord of the Flies

CliffsNotes on Golding's Lord of the Flies

At a Glance: Lord of the Flies

Written by: William Golding

Type of Work: novel

Genre: social commentary; allegory

Main Characters: Ralph; Jack; Piggy; Simon; Samneric

First Published: 1954

Setting: Deserted tropical island

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