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Lord of the flies

Lord of the flies

Golding, William, 1911-

A story for adults about small boys, marooned on a coral island. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Faber, 1958
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Statement of responsibility: William Golding
ISBN: 0571191479, 9780571191475
Note: Originally published: 1954.
Physical Description: 225p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. Psychological aspects Fiction.; Interpersonal relations in children Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: UY
Points: 9
Quiz Number: 200140

Author note

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954 and was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993.