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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

When a planeload of British schoolboys crash-lands on a deserted Pacific island, the surviving boys struggle to create order among themselves so that they have a chance at being rescued. Differing leaders emerge, but as their terror of the island's mysteries and their own fears about survival overtake them, the boys become increasingly violent. What starts with bullying a little-liked peer eventually descends into madness, murder, and anarchy.

Much discussed and debated, this influential book has kept readers talking for more than a generation.

14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Guided Reading
Classics, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

About the Author

William Golding William Gerald Golding was a prominent English novelist, an essayist and poet, and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His best-know novel is Lord of the Flies.

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