Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.
At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After reading his young sons tons of children’s adventure stories, author William Golding asked himself: What would really happen if a group of boys were marooned on an island? To answer the question, Golding drew on his experiences teaching unruly boys in the classroom and fighting in World War II. The result is a dark, fascinating thought experiment in human nature that’s become a cultural touchstone. The novel’s layers of symbolism make it ripe for classroom study, but older readers will find even more resonance in these pages, as history plays itself out in miniature. The fact that Golding’s vision feels so believable makes it even more chilling.
William Golding's Lord of the Flies is now available in a newly remastered, re-released audiobook edition from Listening Library, performed by the author. This audio update of the classic YA novel about the struggles of a group of British schoolboys stranded on a desert island comes 48 years after the print version first appeared in 1954 and 26 years after Golding was first recorded reading the book.
It wasn’t bad
The book wasn’t terrible! Butt it took me a minute to get into it. Saying this, once you do, you’ll never be able to put it down.
EXCELLENT BOOK ON DICTATORSHIP
It details how a complete dictaorship is a catastrophe, which leads to death and destruction to all those, who disagree or nonconform.
Lord of the Flies
The amount of savagery in this book is perfect. The reason why he made it that way is because it wouldn’t be unique. If it was G rated then it wouldn’t have the same impact it if it was that way. It would be boring if it was G rated. Also kids these days can’t handle the intensity of this book. That’s why some schools have banned other great books like Call of the Wild or White Fang.
Note to kids ( most not all)
Guys stop being snowflakes, schools ban Dr. Seuss’s books... and that is how crazy our world is becoming.
I bet by the time I’m 80 they will ban stuff like Barney the dinosaur because it’s “ inappropriate and scary “
Yeah, a talking Dinosaur is scary.
Anyway, if you completed this book then GOOD JOB.