Lord of The Flies

Written by William Golding

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LoveReading View on Lord of The Flies

William Golding’s iconic and enduring novel is interesting in many ways. Firstly it was a debut book and secondly it was rejected by numerous publishers and editors before it was picked up off the ‘slush-pile’ by a young editor at Faber and Faber.

More than 50 years later the schoolboys to savages story is still relevant, disturbing and shocking.

Lord of The Flies Synopsis

Golding's best-known novel is the story of a group of boys who, after a plane crash, set up a fragile community on a previously uninhabited island. As memories of home recede and the blood from frenzied pig-hunts arouses them, the boys' childish fear turns into something deeper and more primitive.

Lord of The Flies Press Reviews

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

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571273577
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

About William Golding

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Apart from writing, his past and present occupations include being a schoolmaster, a lecturer, an actor, a sailor, and a musician. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother was a suffragette. He was brought up to be a scientist, but revolted. After two years at Oxford he read English literature instead. He spent five years at Oxford and then published a volume of poems in 1935. He was present off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the ...

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