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Lord of the Flies

William Golding

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: ‘exciting, relevant and thought-provoking’ (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571191475
Date Published
03.03.1997
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Summary

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: ‘exciting, relevant and thought-provoking’ (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?

‘One of my favorite books – I read it every couple of years.’ (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games)

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn’t long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt …

‘Stands out mightily in my memory … Such a strong statement about the human heart.’ (Patricia Cornwell)

‘Terrifying and haunting.’ (Kingsley Amis)

‘Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.’ (E. M. Forster)

ONE OF THE BBC’S ICONIC ‘NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD’

What readers are saying:

Every real human being should read this … This is what we are.’

It’s brilliant, it’s captivating, it’s thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.’

‘It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.’

There is a reason why this is studied at school … Excellent read.’

This is one of the few books I’ve read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.’

‘I revisit this every few years and it’s always fresh and impressive … One of the best books I’ve ever read.’

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William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers of modern times. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, has been read by millions, translated into more than forty-five languages, and adapted for screen and stage drama. He drew on his own experience as a teacher and his service in the…

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