Lord of the Flies (book)


Classic, challenging, controversial, iconic, dazzling... There are just not enough adjectives to describe William Golding's classic 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies. Telling the story of a group of boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island after a plane crash, the book offers a commentary on society that still stands up today, posing many questions about how we live... After setting up a community on the island, cracks do not take long to appear. The boys' primal urges take over and all memories of home and family vanish as they become excited by pig hunts and regress into a primitive, dangerous way of life... This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber. [1]