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Lord of the Flies

Two hundred women, no phones, no washing machines, no hair dryers—it was like Lord of the Flies on estrogen.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  William Golding’s most popular novel (with well-known film adaptations); an allegory of boys stranded on an island (1955)
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Strongly Associated with:   William Golding
The title references the name the boys give to a sow’s head they impale on a stake and erect as an offering to the "beast."  It is thought that Golding chose the name in reference to the Hebrew name Beelzebub (which translates literally as "Lord of Flies"), a name sometimes used as a synonym for Satan.

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  • Two hundred women, no phones, no washing machines, no hair dryers—it was like Lord of the Flies on estrogen.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I read Lord of the Flies.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Dad said he looked like one of the boys from Lord of the Flies.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The whole middle school had read this book called Lord of the Flies, where all these kids get marooned on an island and go psycho.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • Visible discomfort, on an issue like this, brings a Lord of the Flies response: haze it out of him.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • And this had caused another memory to resurface: finishing William Golding’s Lord of the Flies at the age of twelve on a hot summer day, going to the refrigerator for a cold glass of lemonade …. and then suddenly changing direction and speeding up from an amble to an all-out bolt which had ended in the bathroom.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Like this blue parachute that comes down in Lord of the Flies.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I loved The Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Flies, and especially A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • He pronounced that we’d understood Lord of the Flies perfectly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Lord of the Flies [8] , Jane Eyre [4] , Heart of Darkness [5] , Moby-Dick [5] , Pride and Prejudice [5] , Robinson Crusoe [6] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Count of Monte Cristo [6] , The Three Musketeers [6] , Anna Karenina [7] , Doctor Zhivago [7] , Great Expectations [7] , Gulliver’s Travels [7] , Little Women [7] , Lolita (the novel) [7] , Middlemarch [7] , Paradise Lost [7] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , The Joy Luck Club [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [8] , Crime and Punishment [8] , Les Misérables [8] , Madame Bovary [8] , Mrs. Dalloway [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Pygmalion [8] , Rip Van Winkle [8] , Sense and Sensibility [8] , Slaughterhouse-Five [8] , The Brothers Karamazov [8] , The Color Purple [8] , The Great Gatsby [8] , The Hunchback of Notre Dame [8] , The Last of the Mohicans [8] , The Metamorphosis [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , The Scarlet Letter [8] , Uncle Tom’s Cabin [8] , Wuthering Heights [8] , Animal Farm [9] , Bleak House [9] , Canterbury Tales [9] , One Hundred Years of Solitude [9] , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [9] , The Call of the Wild [9] , The Sound and the Fury [9] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , The War of the Worlds [9]
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