A group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island: what could go wrong? William Golding's brutal exposure of human savagery is not only a modern classic, but more relevant today than ever.

A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.

As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance - and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has devolved into a tribe of murderous savages.

First published in 1954, William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780571191475
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: Main
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 17467
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 192g
Height: 127mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 19mm