Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. However, Nobel Prize-winning Author William Golding’s compelling story about an ordinary group of youthful boys marooned on a coral island soon became a modern classic.


Synopsis: At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun on the Island; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and savagery. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible begins to emerge.

This book draws from much symbolism and comparisons to the way the world is run today, human behaviour, and that politics of character. It is a book well-studied or read by most. It is truly superb book and by all-means deserves A FIVE-STAR rating.


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