I need to understand the representation theory of $S_n$ (symmetric group on $n$ letters) and so could someone suggest a good reference for this. There is a similar question on mathoverflow here
Most of the responses to the above question give references for representation theory of Lie groups. Also the usual reference Fulton and Harris has too many exercises (on which I don't want to spend too much time ) and I find it difficult to read.
Another reference which was suggested was Flag varieties by Lakshmibai and Brown. This seems to be a good reference, but are there any other references.
EDIT: By mistake I did not notice something in the above mentioned book and so some of my remarks are being edited. Sorry.