Lord Of The Flies | Paperback | By William Golding

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  • Lord Of The Flies
  • Pages: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: William Golding
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication date: 03 Mar 1997
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction / Classic Books
  • Size: 12.6 x 19.8 x 1.4 cm
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Lord Of The Flies by William Golding


When a plane crashes on a remote island, a group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. As the reality of their situation sets in, the boys attempt to establish control and their world gradually descends into brutal savagery. As Catcher in the Rye became the classic coming-of-age tale, Lord of the Flies is the classic story of innocence lost.


'Beautiful and desperate... something quite out of the ordinary.' Observer

'Terrifying and haunting.' Kingsley Amis

'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative' E. M. Forster

About the Author

William Golding (1911 - 1993) was born in Cornwall and educated at Marlborough Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford. Before becoming a writer, he was an actor, small-boat sailor, musician and schoolteacher. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and took part in the D-Day operation and liberation of Holland. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was rejected by several publishers but rescued from the 'reject pile' at Faber and published in 1954. It became a modern classic selling millions of copies, translated into 44 languages and made into a film by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding wrote eleven other novels, a play and two essay collections. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988 and died in 1993.


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