Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable tale about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.”

Title:Lord of the Flies
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140283334
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About William Golding

Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his 1954 novel


    Lord of the Flies Reviews

  • Silvana

    This book is horrifying. I'm scared like hell. Totally.I was expecting an adventure book telling about some children who got stranded in an island, but ended up with goosebumps.A bit of synopsis: A nu...

  • Nora

    I read this book a long time ago, long enough to where I barely remembered anything past the basic premise. So I picked it up again, only to wish I hadn't. There's a reason why they teach this book in...

  • Emily May

    Kids are evil. Don't you know?I've just finished rereading this book for my book club but, to be honest, I've liked it ever since my class were made to read it in high school. Overall, Lord of the Fli...

  • Nancy

    Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. It was required high school reading and since then, I've read it four more times. It is as disturbing now as it was then. Using a ...

  • Huda Yahya

    لا أظن أحدا درس الإنجليزية ولم تمر عليه هذه الروايةكنتُ في عامي الرابع وقت دراستهاومن أول وهلة جذبتنيوبينما ك...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    ”They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as a time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten.”So this ...

  • Mk

    I hated this book. First off, as I remember, it talks about humans failure to govern ourselves, or more broadly the failures of human nature. There are a few reasons why I think simply dropping a grou...

  • Andrew

    I was tempted to give this five stars, since in so many ways it strikes me as the kind of masterpiece, like Heart of Darkness, that I imagine will retain its horror and readability for centuries. The ...

  • Lisa

    "We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?"You did everything adults would do. That's what went wrong. There is much to be said against this novel, and it has been said, eloquently, poignant...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    508. Lord of the flies, William GoldingLord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize–winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited...