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Originally published in 1954, William Golding’s?Lord of the Flies?is one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times.

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. At first they revel in the freedom and celebrate the absence of grown-ups. Soon though, as the boys’ fragile sense of order begins to collapse, their fears start to take on a sinister, primitive significance. Suddenly, the world of cricket, homework and adventure stories seems a long way away. The boys are faced with a more pressing reality – survival – and the appearance of a terrifying beast who haunts their dreams.

 

About the Authors

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume,?Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Walcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel,?Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961.?Lord of the Flies?was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections?The Hot Gates?and?A Moving Target. 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.?The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995., William Golding (1911-1993) was a Booker and Nobel Prize winning Authors, best known for his first novel,?Lord of the Flies, published originally in 1954 and adapted for film in 1963. His other works include?The Inheritors?(1955),?Pincher Martin?(1956),?Rites of Passage?(1980),?The Double Tongue?(published posthumously in 1995) a now rare volume,?Poems?(1934) and the essay collections?The Hot Gates?and?A Moving Target.
Golding was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before his writing career, Golding was a schoolmaster. He was also a keen actor, musician and small-boat sailor.
In 2008,?The Times?ranked Golding third on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.

 

  • Reading level:?12 years
  • Paperback:?240 pages
  • Publisher:?Faber; Export – Airside ed edition (8 February 2000)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?0571200532
  • ISBN-13:?978-0571200535
  • Product Dimensions:?11.2 x 1.6 x 17.8 cm
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Originally published in 1954, William Golding’s?Lord of the Flies?is one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times.

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. At first they revel in the freedom and celebrate the absence of grown-ups. Soon though, as the boys’ fragile sense of order begins to collapse, their fears start to take on a sinister, primitive significance. Suddenly, the world of cricket, homework and adventure stories seems a long way away. The boys are faced with a more pressing reality – survival – and the appearance of a terrifying beast who haunts their dreams.

 

About the Authors

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume,?Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Walcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel,?Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961.?Lord of the Flies?was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections?The Hot Gates?and?A Moving Target. 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.?The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995., William Golding (1911-1993) was a Booker and Nobel Prize winning Authors, best known for his first novel,?Lord of the Flies, published originally in 1954 and adapted for film in 1963. His other works include?The Inheritors?(1955),?Pincher Martin?(1956),?Rites of Passage?(1980),?The Double Tongue?(published posthumously in 1995) a now rare volume,?Poems?(1934) and the essay collections?The Hot Gates?and?A Moving Target.
Golding was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before his writing career, Golding was a schoolmaster. He was also a keen actor, musician and small-boat sailor.
In 2008,?The Times?ranked Golding third on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.

 

  • Reading level:?12 years
  • Paperback:?240 pages
  • Publisher:?Faber; Export – Airside ed edition (8 February 2000)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?0571200532
  • ISBN-13:?978-0571200535
  • Product Dimensions:?11.2 x 1.6 x 17.8 cm

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Title

Faber Classics Lord of the Flies (Ff Classics)

Pages

240

Publisher

Faber; Export – Airside ed edition (8 February 2000)

Language

English

ISBN-10

571200532

ISBN-13

978-0571200535

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New, Used

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