DescriptionOriginally 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 â survival â and the appearance of a terrifying beast who haunts their dreams.
âNo living writer has represented the fragility of man's enterprises so marvelously as Golding.â A. S. Byatt, Evening Standard ISBN:9780571200535