Lord of the Flies (Paperback)William Golding (author)
Through the haunting story of a group of schoolboys stranded on an island, Golding’s ever-relevant tale of survival and power explores the fragility of moral and social codes, illuminating both the darkest corners of the human mind and its infinite aptitude for hope and compassion.
William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic. When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?
A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast.
Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ...
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 188 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 14 mm
'... exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' - Stephen King
'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' - Suzanne Collins
'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' - Patricia Cornwell
'Terrifying and haunting.' - Kingsley Amis
'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' - E. M. Forster
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