The Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
The Lord of the Flies



As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them - the world of cricket, homework and adventure stories - and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible. This is the story about a group of ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island.

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Author Biography

William Golding is considered by many to be the greatest English novelist of the last fifty years. He wrote eleven novels, the best-known being Lord of the Flies, The Spire and Rites of Passage, which won the 1980 Booker Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.