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Lord of the Flies: The Graphic Novel

William Golding
Illustrated by Aimée de Jongh

The world’s first graphic novel of Lord of the Flies — a masterpiece reimagined.


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Before The Stand and The Hunger Games, before Battle Royale and Yellowjackets, there was Lord of the Flies.

‘The first book that reached out of the pages and seized me by the throat.’
Stephen King

‘One of my favorite books.’
Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors, a group of schoolboys. By day, they explore the dazzling beaches. By night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast and of what they’ve lost.

‘There aren’t any grown-ups anywhere.’

Orphaned by society, they must forge their own; but it isn’t long before the group is split, and their innocent games take a dangerous turn.

‘What are we? Humans? Or Animals?’

For the first time, from acclaimed artist Aimée de Jongh, comes the stunning graphic novel adaptation of this classic story, one of the BBCs ‘100 Novels that shaped our World’.

Critic Reviews

The first book with hands – strong ones that reached out of the pages and seized me by the throat. It said to me, ‘This is not just entertainment; it’s life or death.’ ... I’ve been thinking about it ever since, for fifty years and more.

Stephen King
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One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
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Thrills me with all the power a fiction can have ... Exemplary.

Ian McEwan
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An existential fable backlit with death's incandescent glare.

Ben Okri
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Violently real ... An apocalyptic novelist [who writes with] humanist rage and defiance.

Marlon James
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A post-apocalyptic, dystopian survivor-fantasy ... [A novel] for all time ... A cult classic.'


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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