Lord of the Flies: New Educational Edition (Paperback)
  • Lord of the Flies: New Educational Edition (Paperback)
zoom

Lord of the Flies: New Educational Edition (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 20/09/2012
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
First published in 1954, William Golding's debut novel, now a classic, is a stark story of survival, probing the depths of human nature, and what happens when civilization collapses. As dystopian stories like The Hunger Games and Battle Royale surge in popularity, this haunting tale of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island still captivates schoolchildren around the world, raising timeless and profound questions about how easily society can slip into chaos and savagery when rules and order have been abandoned. This new educational edition provides supplementary material, chapter summaries, discussion questions and additional teaching resources to help guide students and support teachers throughout the text. When a plane crashes on a remote island, a group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. As the reality of their situation sets in, the boys attempt to establish control and their world gradually descends into brutal savagery. As Catcher in the Rye became the classic coming-of-age tale, Lord of the Flies is the classic story of innocence lost. A teacher himself, Golding clearly understood how to interest children with a gripping story and strong, sympathetic characters. The novel serves as a catalyst for thought-provoking discussion and analysis of universal issues, not only concerning the capabilities of humans for good and evil and the fragility of moral inhibition, but beyond. The boys' struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Symbolism is strong throughout, revealing both the boys' capacity for empathy and hope, as well as illuminating the darkest corners of the human spirit. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. All of these concerns are current today and can be easily related to the novel through effective teaching and learning. This new educational edition encourages original and independent thought from students, as well as guiding them through the text. The supplementary material includes a biographical section on William Golding, and his own interpretive essay 'Fable' on Lord of the Flies, as well as providing information about the novel's historical context, which will be ideal for students completing GCSE and A-Level courses as well as those studying the novel worldwide. At the end of the text there are chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points and activities plus a glossary of less familiar words or phrases. All of these are intended to inspire and generate creative teaching, learning and love of the novel.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571295715
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm
Edition: Education Edition

You may also be interested in...

To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Nobody
Added to basket
A Christmas Carol
Added to basket
The Great Gatsby
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Dracula
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Added to basket
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Added to basket
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Midnight's Children
Added to basket

Reviews

View all

“Lord of the Flies”

This left a lasting impression on me. What an exciting idea for a story. A group of boys crash land onto a uninhabited island and the fact that they are ungoverned means they have to survive in a makeshift society... More

Paperback edition
16th June 2011
Helpful? Upvote 72

“A Meditation on Human Nature...”

This had been yet another classic which I hadn’t read, and yet it is a brilliant book. It is very simple on one level, and extremely symbolic and allegorical on another. On the face of it, a plane load of boys crashes... More

Paperback edition
5 similar books recommended
30th August 2015
Helpful? Upvote 61

“Nice but not great”

A group of British schoolboys have to fend for themselves on an island after their plane crashes. Survival is hard enough for adults and their life experience, but what about young boys? This book shows their struggle... More

Paperback edition
17th April 2012
Helpful? Upvote 36

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.