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Lord of the Flies William Golding

Lord of the Flies By William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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When a plane runs into trouble and comes crashing down on a deserted island, the surviving schoolboys await rescue on the beach. However, as time passes and with no help coming, they begin to adapt to life in the wild, where beautiful beaches and diverse wildlife are waiting to be discovered.
When night falls, however, things change, and the boys begin to have nightmares of a dark, primitive beast awakening. This begins to impact their daily lives as once-innocent games turn into violent, bloodthirsty hunts that see some running for their lives.

Lord of the Flies Summary

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies is a truly memorable novel and makes a profound and disturbing comment on the human condition. It is stunningly written and as entertaining as it is heartbreaking, as poignant as it is terrifying. It is a book that can be read and reread time and time again with new meaning and insight each time.
William Golding went on to publish 11 more books, and at the age of 73, he was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature. This dystopian classic is often studied in schools.
You should read this book if…
  • You want to read a world-celebrated literary classic that is genuinely thought-provoking and examines human conscience and behaviour
  • You love dark, disturbing tales that stay on your mind long after you've finished them
  • You are interested in symbolism and more significant meanings in fictional texts

About William Golding

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and educated at Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, lecturer, small-boat sailor and musician. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and was present at the sinking of the Bismarck, becoming a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship. After the war he taught in Salisbury. His celebrated debut novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954 (later filmed by Peter Brook). He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, before being knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.

Additional information

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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